Spring Big Band Showcase

Spring Big Band Showcase

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 • 7:30PM
Special Announcement: 

The livestream of this event will only be available to view during the performance. The video will not be available for viewing after the concert.

Parking Update: Due to a 7PM UMD home basketball game, Stadium Drive Garage parking will be restricted to passholders. Free parking will be available in Lot 1/Z, but please anticipate traffic congestion on and near campus.

Event Attributes

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Program Notes: 


Swing into an evening of jazz with this performance that celebrates the genius of American legend Duke Ellington for his 125th birthday. Joining the UMD jazz ensembles will be Mr. Charlie Young, current Director of the Duke Ellington Orchestra!


The School of Music’s jazz ensembles are composed of more than 100 students. The premier UMD Jazz Ensemble frequently performs at many off-campus events including the Maryland Music Educators Association annual conference and various local jazz festivals. Each year, the UMD Jazz Ensemble is one of three elite bands that performs at the Calvin Jones Big Band Jazz Festival—one of the most anticipated events on Washington, D.C.’s jazz calendar and frequently broadcast on the BET Network. Combos and big bands also perform a variety of outreach concerts at venues including the National Archives, public libraries, the National Building Museum, area schools and at campus events such as Maryland Day, galas and commencement activities.