Memorial concert to honor law professor and jazz musician Stan Wheeler

Stanton Wheeler
Stanton Wheeler

The Yale Jazz Ensemble and the Reunion Jazz Ensemble will be featured in the 2018 Stan Wheeler Memorial Jazz Concert on Sunday, April 8.

The free concert will take place at 2 p.m. in Levinson Auditorium of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.

The concert, presented by Yale Law School and Yale University Bands, is the 11th annual concert dedicated to the memory of Stanton Wheeler, a member of the Yale Law School faculty.

Reunion is a group of Yale alumni who, along with Wheeler (a trumpeter), were early members of the Yale jazz scene in the 1970s. Wheeler continued to play with the Yale Jazz Ensemble until his death in 2007.

The Yale Jazz Ensemble is a 17-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.

For more information, call 203-432-4111 or visit the Yale University Bands’ website.

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