Yale Jazz Ensemble 2016-17 Concert Schedule

Concerts are free unless otherwise noted. Posters and press releases will be put up as they become available.

To listen to recordings of our recent concerts, click here.

Current Season

"Rhythm and Romance: The Songs of Fred Astaire and Cole Porter" feat. Steve Ross and the Yale Jazz Ensemble All-Stars December 2, 2016

Cabaret legend Steve Ross and the nine-piece Yale Jazz Ensemble “All-Stars” (Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director) reunite for a repeat performance of the nostalgic show they performed last May at New York City’s famed Birdland Jazz Club.

“The suavest of all male cabaret performers” (New York Times), singer/pianist Ross brings his unique style in a swinging show featuring such class hits as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Let Yourself Go,” “I Happen to Like New York,” and “Anything Goes.”

The New Yorker calls Ross “the personification of Cole Porter.”

More info: www.steveross.net.

Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH) See map
470 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Yale Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert March 6, 2017

Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Yale’s one and only “big band” will feature the premiere of its latest commission, “Dale Pa’lante” – a contemporary Latin jazz stunner by New Haven bassist and Yale alumnus Jeff Fuller, as well as big band blues, straight-ahead swing, jazz ballads, and soulful post-bop music by Thad Jones, Count Basie, Hoagy Carmichael, Earle Hagen, and Samuel Adams.

Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH) See map
470 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Yale Jazz Ensemble & Reunion Jazz Ensemble: Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert April 9, 2017

Yale Jazz Ensemble, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director, and Reunion Jazz Ensemble present an afternoon of eclectic jazz in memory of late Yale School Professor and trumpeter Stan Wheeler. Yale Jazz

Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), Levinson Auditorium See map
127 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)