Monday, October 14, 2019
|7:30pm||Yale Jazz Ensemble Celebrates Women at Yale in Season Opener||
As part of Yale’s year of celebration of women, the Yale Jazz Ensemble (Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director) will open its season featuring the music of Melba Liston, a prolific bandleader, arranger, composer, and trombonist. Liston was born in Kansas City in 1926, picking up the trombone when she was seven years old. Often referred to as “the first lady of the trombone,” she would go on to compose and arrange numerous jazz charts, and record with Randy Weston, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and Art Blakey. The concert will also feature music by Gordon Goodwin and Thad Jones.
Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH ), Morse Recital Hall
470 College StreetNew Haven, CT 06511