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7:30 – 8:30PM  Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Homegrown: Jazz by Yale Composers

Yale Jazz Ensemble

Thomas C. Duffy, director

The Yale Jazz Ensemble, directed by Thomas C. Duffy, will present a concert of jazz by Yale composers at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St, New Haven. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Call (203) 432-4113 for more information.

Music includes Express Delivery by Emmy award-winning Yale School of Music composition student and Assistant to the YJE Director Garth Neustadter (MM ’12); Tuk Tuk’n by YJE freshman and pianist Lamtharn (Hanoi) Hantrakul (MC ‘15); Salsa En Mi Alma by Yale College and School of Music alumnus and bassist Jeff Fuller (BA ‘67, MM ‘69); Ravel’s String Quartet in F Major, arranged for jazz ensemble by Yale School of Music alumnus and YJE trumpeter Tom Bergeron (MM ’08, AD ‘09); A Little R & B by Yale Divinity and Law School alumnus Mike Paulsen (MAR & JD ‘85); and two charts—Portnoy’s Complaint and Dutch Treat—by Yale School of Music alumnus Tim Olsen (MM ’88, MA ’89, AD ’95).

The Yale Jazz Ensemble (YJE) is a seventeen-piece big band that performs a wide variety of music, from Yale’s Benny Goodman archive to the newest and most progressive jazz compositions. The Ensemble has performed extensively in the United States and internationally at such noted venues as New York’s Village Vanguard and Iridium jazz clubs, and London’s Ronnie Scott’s. The YJE has performed with or opened for The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, the Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band, the World Saxophone Quartet, Jane Ira Bloom, Jimmy Owens, and Branford Marsalis.

Open to: General public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Yale School of Music
Contact Information: Yale School of Music, 203-432-4158

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