Thursday, November 15, 2012

Yale Jazz Ensemble to present free program in New Haven




NEW HAVEN  – The Yale Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas C. Duffy, will present “Double Bars,”  two cabaret-style shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Graduate and Professional Students Center at Yale 204 York St.
Admission is free and no tickets are required, organizers said in a statement. 
 Call (203) 432-4113 or visit www.yale.edu/yaleband.

The program will feature the music of Count Basie, Miles Davis and more, the statement said.

The statement also notes: "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 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."


Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

 

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