Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band Celebrates Slide Hampton and George Coleman

Event time: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Sprague Memorial Hall (SMH ), Morse Recital Hall See map
470 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band, Wayne Escoffery, Music Director, will celebrate Slide Hampton and George Coleman at its season opener on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall.
Admission is free and no tickets are required.
The concert will feature the pioneering music of jazz trombonist/composer/arranger Slide Hampton’s octet (of which saxophonist George Coleman was a member), with new big-band orchestrations of “A Moment’s Notice” and “Star Eyes” by Michael Philip Mossman, arranged specifically for the Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band. Also featuring Hampton’s early works, including his expressive arrangement of “Motherless Child,” and his originals “Frame for the Blues,” “Go East, Young Man,” and “Althea,” originally written for The Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.

Open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date vaccination status. Up-to-date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines for their age range, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. Concertgoers should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked. Yale-approved masks (N95 or ASTM rated) are required for all audience members.