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Upcoming Events

von der Mehden Recital Hall

Jazz Combo: Thelonious Monk Centennial Celebration

Storrs, CT
Hipsters, one and all… come and celebrate the legacy of “the High Priest of Jazz,” Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982). Quirky, idiosyncratic, and daringly original, Monk’s music stands the test of time.

Jazz Lab Band: Swingin' the Blues

Storrs, CT
The Blues has and continues to be a major influence on jazz musicians. This twelve-bar chord progression remains the most commonly performed song form within the jazz idiom. The 17-piece Jazz Lab Band will demonstrate how ... read more

Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra: Latin Flight

Storrs, CT
Mambo, Salsa, Samba, and more! Join us for the debut performance of UConn’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and encounter the intersection of music from Africa, Cuba, Brazil and the Caribbean.

Jazz Showcase: Mixed Bag!

Storrs, CT
So many subcategories fall under the jazz umbrella --- Dixieland, big band, bebop, hard bop, cool, the avant-garde, jazz-rock fusion, Afro-Cuban, third stream etc. Many of these styles will be represented in a concert feat... read more

Gilbert Kalish, piano; Colin Carr, cello; Solomiya Ivakhiv, violin

Storrs, CT
Brahms Sonata for Cello and Piano op 38 No 1 ; Janacek violin Sonata; Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 2 op 66 in c minor trio

Jazz Combos: The Swinging Sixties

Storrs, CT
The revolutionary, transformative spirit of the sixties was epitomized in jazz. This was an especially fertile and imaginative period for John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy and innumera... read more

Lab Band: Brassy and Sassy

Storrs, CT
Big Band lovers, this one’s for you! Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman and a handful of contemporary big bands are represented in the diverse repertoire of the UConn Jazz Lab Band.

Jazz Tentet: The Music of Rob McConnell

Storrs, CT
Canadian valve-trombonist and arranger, Rob McConnell left us in 2010, but his thoughtful musical arrangements endure. After three decades of leading the 22-member, Grammy-winning Boss Brass, Rob streamlined his band to ju... read more
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Past Events

Scotty Duval, tenor

Scotty Duval, tenor

Storrs, CT
Student Recital
Saturday, October 21 2017 5:00 PM 7:00 PM

Erin Nettleton, trumpet

Erin Nettleton, trumpet

Storrs, CT
student recital
Saturday, October 21 2017 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

UConn Orchestra: The Sublime Mozart

UConn Orchestra: The Sublime Mozart

Storrs, CT
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with Juilliard violist Hsin-Yun Huang
Thursday, October 19 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Symphonic Band: Suite and Powerful

Symphonic Band: Suite and Powerful

Storrs, CT
Ensemble
Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Wind Ensemble: 21st-Century Symphony

Wind Ensemble: 21st-Century Symphony

Storrs, CT
Ensemble
Thursday, October 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Gadeliya & Kashakashvili Piano Duo: A Wild Rite

Gadeliya & Kashakashvili Piano Duo: A Wild Rite

Storrs, CT
Faculty Recital
Saturday, October 7 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Family Weekend Choir Concert

Family Weekend Choir Concert

Storrs, CT
This is the UConn Choirs welcome concert for family and friends attending Family Weekend. All UConn Choirs including: the Chamber Singers, Collegium Musicum, Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, Glee Club, Voices of Freedom and Women’s Choir will come together to present uplifting and exciting choral ...
Saturday, October 7 2017 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Rex Sturdevant, percussion

Rex Sturdevant, percussion

Storrs, CT
student recital
Saturday, September 30 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Jazz Showcase: Bepob Buffet

Jazz Showcase: Bepob Buffet

Storrs, CT
Partake in a virtual jazz smorgasbord! All of the UConn Jazz groups will perform a varied program ranging from a sophisticated 17-piece jazz orchestra to a combo of avant-garde Bohemians.
Thursday, September 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Matt Russo, trumbone

Matt Russo, trumbone

Storrs, CT
Faculty Recital
Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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