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Winter 2011 Big Band Showcase - Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

UMD School of Music presents:

UMD Jazz Ensemble UMD Lab Jazz Band University Jazz Band

Chris Vadala, music director

Winter 2011 Big Band Showcase

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:30 pm - Kay Theatre

Join the UMD jazz ensembles for the Winter 2011 Big Band Showcase! The cold of winter approaches, but these jazz big bands know how to heat things up. This swingin' concert is an annual favorite featuring classic and contemporary jazz works. Learn more about the pieces on this program and music director Chris Vadala in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

   Recordings by Professor Chris Vadala

The program of the Winter 2011 Big Band Showcase includes these selections and more:

   Nutcracker Suite - Duke Ellington

   It Only Happens Every Time - Thad Jones

   Take the A Train - Billy Strayhorn

   One Note Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim

   Donna Lee - Charlie Parker

   Infant Eyes - Wayne Shorter

   Moanin' - Charles Mingus

   Pebble Beach - Vince Guaraldi

   Birdland - Joe Zawinul

   A Child is Born - Thad Jones

   Nostalgia in Times Square - Charles Mingus

   Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Streaming audio: Listen to selections from the program of the Winter 2011 Big Band Showcase on Naxos Music Library