Yale Jazz Ensemble kicks off its new season

The Yale Jazz Ensemble will open it new season with a performance of music by Gordon Goodwin, Irving Berlin, Bob Florence, and Samuel Adams on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall, 470 College St. Admission is free.

The program will feature vocalist Ruthie Prillaman ’16 in Berlin’s “Cheek to Cheek”; Goodwin’s “Hunting Wabbits,” “Race to the Bridge,” and “Rippin’ and Runnin’”; Florence’s “Party Hearty”; and Adams’ “Four as a Judgment.”

Conducted by Thomas C. Duffy, the Yale Jazz Ensemble is a 17-piece big band that performs a 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.