Yale Jazz Ensemble


Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Stephanie Hubbard, Business Manager

Lyman McBride, Assistant to the Director

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

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Spring, 2020: Auditions for new members:
Yale Jazz Initiative Jazz Combo Coaching Program 

Check out the FAQ for a basic idea as to who we are and what we do, or fill out an interest form.

Alumni: Go to the Alumni Weekend Page for more information