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, Iridium Jazz Club, and Dizzy’s 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.
Audition Info: Auditions for the Yale Jazz Ensemble take place at the begining of the fall semester each academic year. Required audition excerpts for download will be posted here in August.
Alumni: Visit the Alumni page for more information