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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yale Law School and Yale University Bands in concert April 3

NEW HAVEN  – The Yale Law School and Yale University Bands will present the Fourth Annual Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
The concert will feature the Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, music director, and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble, according to a statement.
Reunion is a group of Yale Jazz Ensemble alumni who, with late Yale Law School Professor and trumpeter Stanton Wheeler, were early members of the YJE in the 1970s, the statement said. Wheeler played with the Yale Jazz Ensemble until his death in 2007, and this is the fourth annual concert dedicated to his memory, the statement said.

Reunion members include well-known jazz artists Brad Dechter (alto sax), Paul Lieberman (tenor sax), Gary Bennett (bari sax), Steve Perrett (trumpet), Tony Lombardozzi (guitar), Jeff Fuller (bass), Paul Sullivan (piano) and Jesse Hameen II (drums).
The Yale Jazz Ensemble 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 statement said.
There is no charge for admission is free and no tickets are required.
Call (203) 432-4113 or visit www.yale.edu/yaleband for more information.

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