Clinical Center News
Summer 2019

From jazz to a capella, music in the atrium filled the air

UMD Jazz Combo performs in CC Atrium
The series "Music in the Atrium" brought some fine performances to the Clinical Center over the Spring and Summer months in 2019. In June, the University of Maryland Jazz Combo played an array of standards, old and new, bringing a sense of the classic and the contemporary to a live jazz setting. Improvisation is a key component of the group's performances, which feature the music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and many more. Faculty members, students and alumni make up the group and they have a ball performing this great music together. Musicians, left to right: Jon Ozment, piano, Gerry Kunkel, guitar, Timothy Powell, saxophone, Joey Antico, drums, John Previti, acoustic bass.
NIH Nerds in Harmony perform in CC Atrium
Concerts help support the Clinical Center's environment of care and healing. In May, it was the much-loved Nerds in Harmony, a co-ed a cappella ensemble of NIH musical scientists. In addition to two yearly concerts in the Atrium, they also perform at charity events, community centers and even on street corners.
NSO Ensemble performs in CC Atrium
Also in May, the National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble performed, featuring musicians: Julianna Nickel, flute, Sophia Kim Cook, piano, Robert Rearden, horn, James Nickel, horn.
Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga performs in CC Atrium
May also brought the local singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga, who performs in English, Spanish & Portuguese. His music infuses sounds of Pop, R&B and Latin music.

- Debbie Accame

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Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga
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