Yale Jazz Ensemble

Yale Jazz Ensemble


Thomas C. Duffy, Music Director

Stephanie Hubbard, Business Manager

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 and Iridium Jazz 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.

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June 29, 2017:
Click here for audition information and required excerpts for the Yale Jazz Ensemble.

Yale Jazz Initiative Jazz Combo Coaching Program

Check out the FAQ for a basic idea as to who we are and what we do.  Email us to get in contact with one of our officers.

Alumni: Go to the Alumni Weekend Page for more information