The Claudia Quintet and the UMBC Jazz Ensemble

The Claudia Quintet and the UMBC Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, October 23, 3 p.m. 
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

The Claudia Quintet and UMBC Jazz Ensemble present a joint concert.

The Claudia Quintet will perform new works in celebration of their latest release Super Petite on Cuneiform Records, as well as some brand spanking new works and a few choice older favorites. The Jazz Ensemble’s portion features African Marketplace by Abdullah Ibrahim (arr. Belzer), Aung San Suu Kyi by Wayne Shorter (arr. Dietrich), and Fables of Faubus by Charles Mingus (arr. Slagle).

Formed in 1997 by composer, drummer and four-time Grammy nominee John Hollenbeck, The Claudia Quintet is one of the most innovative groups to spring from the creativity of New York’s downtown music scene. Hollenbeck named the band for an effusive audience member at an early show who vowed to return for future performances and never did — an act which sparked the imagination of the drummer and gave him a moniker to fit the collective ensemble he envisioned. The band boasts unique instrumentation and a lineup composed of some of the finest exploratory instrumentalists in modern jazz. The Claudia Quintet has remained true to its original mission of creating distinctive improvisational chamber music that defies categorization. Over the course of eight critically acclaimed albums, the ensemble has been a highly effective, exceptionally varied vehicle for Hollenbeck’s music, which reflects influences ranging from jazz to chamber music to varied folk forms and Brazilian rhythms.

Read stellar review of Super Petite in the Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff. Tickets available at the box office (PAHB 238 – cash or check only) or online via

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