Celebrating Max Roach and Championing Equality and Social Justice through Music¬_Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band

06mar7:30 pm9:00 pmCelebrating Max Roach and Championing Equality and Social Justice through Music¬_Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Event Details

Yale Jazz Ensemble Big Band, Wayne Escoffery, Music Director. Celebrating American drummer and composer Max Roach (1924-2007) and his commitment to championing equality and social justice through music. 


Feat. two movements of Roach’s avant-garde jazz album and vocal-instrumental suite “We Insist!” (subtitled “Freedom Now”) on themes related to the Civil Rights Movement. Both movements were orchestrated and arranged specifically for the YJE Big Band by Michael Philip Mossman.


Roach was a pioneer of bepop, but worked in many other styles of music and with various musicians including Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, and more. He was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 1992.

   

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Time

(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall

470 College Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Organizer

Yale University Bands

Stephanie Hubbard PO Box 209048

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