Yale Jazz Ensembles
The Yale Jazz Ensembles combine the combo and “big band” styles of jazz and present a variety of music from all styles of the genre: from classic pieces from the golden age of the big band to standards — including those from Yale’s Benny Goodman archive — to the newest, most progressive jazz compositions. The YJE 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, Randy Brecker, and Wayne Escoffery.
While the YJE offer a jazz performing experience primarily to undergraduates, graduate students and other members of the Yale community often can be included in the group.
June 27, 2022 -
Audition information for the 2022-23 Yale Jazz Ensembles will be posted here shortly. Please check back.
Please attend the Yale Bands Information meeting on Monday, August 29, 2022, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 301 Hendrie Hall in the Adams Center for Musical Arts, 165 Elm Street.
Alumni: Visit the Alumni page for more information.