This year’s Festival will be featuring the young powerhouse group, Adam O’Farrill’s Stranger Days, on Saturday, April 22.
Concert starts at 8pm with a pre-show workshop at 7pm. All Jazz Festival events are free and open to the public. This event will be taking place in the Saybrook Underbrook Theatre (242 Elm St., Entryway H).
Trumpeter and composer Adam O’Farrill has been featured on Grammy Award-nominated and Latin Grammy Award-winning albums. His own group’s 2016 release, Stranger Days earned the New York Times’ acclaim; they wrote that, “Mr. O’Farrill establishes both a firm identity and a willful urge to stretch and adapt.” The band is comprised of some the most talented young players in the New York jazz scene today– O’Farrill is joined by the notable Chad Lefkowitz-Brown on tenor saxophone, the seasoned Walter Stinton on bass, and O’Farrill’s own brother Zack on drums. In conjunction with their performance, the ensemble will be conducting a performance workshop with current Yale students.
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The Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective seeks to promote a community of music education on Yale’s campus and in New Haven. We serve as the hub of Yale’s jazz community by organizing concerts, talks, and events throughout the year, lobbying for a formal jazz curriculum at Yale, and of course, by hosting our fast-growing annual Jazz Festival.