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Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band Celebrates the Legacy of Wayne Shorter

Wayne Escoffery, Music Director. Celebrating the legacy of Wayne Shorter (1933-2023), the legendary American jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader. Shorter came to mainstream prominence in 1959 upon joining Art Blakey’s “Jazz Messengers,” for whom he eventually became the primary composer. In 1964 he joined Miles Davis’ “Second Great Quintet,” and then co-founded the jazz fusion band “Weather Report” in 1970. He recorded more than 20 albums as a bandleader.


Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band at Dizzy's Club-Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

The Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band, Wayne Escoffery, Music Director. Featuring special guest and living legend George Coleman, saxophone. An evening of jazz from across styles and eras, including works from Coleman’s longtime collaborator, trombonist and composer Slide Hampton, to create a dynamic and hard-swinging set of fresh arrangements and beloved standard tunes. Two sets: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dizzy’s Club, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019


Yale Jazz Combos Spring Showcase

Yale Jazz Combos Spring Showcase, with the Legacy and Modern Jazz Ensembles, Wayne Escoffery, coach. Featuring a mix of Jazz classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, to modern gems composed by James Williams, Victor Lewis, and Roy Hargrove. Come and experience the joy of live music performed by some of Yale’s brightest students dedicated to exploring and celebrating the rich tradition of Jazz music.


Yale Jazz Combos Fall Showcase

Need a study break or just a shot of good jazz? Come hear the Yale Jazz Ensemble Fall Combos present their fall showcase. The Legacy and Modern Combos are coached by Wayne Escoffery and promise a night of great music!
OPEN TO ALL ASYMPTOMATIC, FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS. Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID will be required at the door. House opens at 7 pm.


Yale Concert Band Spring Concert

Yale Concert Band, Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director. Featuring works by Duffy, composer and Director of Yale University Bands since 1982. George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris” and Duffy’s “A Parisian in America,” “Frozen Flames March,” “Crystals,” “Century Shouts,” “To the Horizon,” “And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest,” and Duffy’s transcription of Alan Hovhaness’ “Fantasy on Japanese Woodprints,” Alex Wynn TD ‘22, marimba.

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