Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:30pm

Yale Jazz Ensemble Season Opener

Sponsored by: Yale Bands

The Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, will present its season opener on Monday, October 16, 2017, at 7:30 pm, in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall (470 College Street, New Haven). The concert will feature music by Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Maria Schneider, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, and Bob Florence. Admission is free. Public info: 203-432-4111 or www.yale.edu/yaleband.

The Yale Jazz Ensemble (YJE) is a seventeen-piece big band that performs a wide variety of music, from Yale’s Benny Goodman archive to the newest and most progressive jazz compositions. The Ensemble has performed extensively in the United States and internationally at such noted venues as New York’s Village Vanguard and Iridium jazz clubs, and London’s Ronnie Scott’s.  The YJE has performed with or opened for The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, the World Saxophone Quartet, Jane Ira Bloom, Jimmy Owens, and Branford Marsalis.

Admission: Free
Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall
470 College St
New Haven
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