Dudley Jazz Band

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Director of the Jazz bands 2016-17: Sarah Politz (spolitz_at_fas.harvard.edu)

Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert

Sunday, April 16, 8 pm, Dudley Main Dining Room

The Dudley Jazz Bands present their spring concert featuring original compositions by guest Yosvany Terry. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. ID required for alcohol.

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Past Events

Open Jazz Jam Session

Thursday, January 12

8-10 pm, Dudley House Common Room

Come play, sing, or relax and listen. Refreshments will be provided. Open to the public.

 

The Dudley Jazz Bands Fall Concert
Featuring Special Guest Yosvany Terry on saxophone, chekere, and compositions
Saturday, December 10, 8 pm
Dudley House Dining Room
Pre-concert conversation with Yosvany Terry and Hutchins Center Fellow Ivor Miller at 7:15 pm
Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served, ID required for alcohol
Sponsored by Dudley House and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
 

Yosvany Terry is an internationally acclaimed Cuban musician, American composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, educator and cultural bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition. Born into a musical family in Camaguey, Cuba, Yosvany Terry went on to classical music training in Havana at the prestigious National School of Arts (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory. After graduating, Terry worked with major figures in every realm of Cuban music including pianists Chucho Valdes, Frank Emilio, and the celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez. From his earliest days in New York, Terry has been welcomed by the jazz and contemporary music community, playing with Branford Marsalis, Rufus Reid, Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Henry Threadgill, Avishai Cohen, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Taj Mahal and Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Sextet.

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Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert

Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert

May 7, 2016
Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert 
Saturday May 7 8pm
Dudley House, Lehman Hall, First Floor
Join us for this exciting concert with tunes played by Dudley's best and brightest jazz musicians! 
The Big Band is joined by four vocalists and performs brand new arrangements of pieces by remarkable singer-composers Abbey Read more about Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert
2016 May 07

Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert

8:00pm to 10:00pm

Location: 

Dudley House First Floor
Join us for this exciting concert with tunes played by Dudley's best and brightest jazz musicians! 
The Big Band is joined by four vocalists and performs brand new arrangements of pieces by remarkable singer-composers Abbey Lincoln, Jeanne Lee, Cassandra Wilson, and Esperanza Spalding. 
The combo presents energetic original tunes and arrangements. 
Free admission. Refreshments will be served. ID Read more about Dudley Jazz Bands Spring Concert
2016 Mar 05

Spring Swing

8:00pm to 12:30am

Location: 

Dudley House - Main Dining Hall

Enjoy a classy evening of live jazz music, socializing and dancing at Dudley House's second formal of the year, the Spring Swing!

Join us for the free swing lesson at 8:30pm, and then at 9:30pm, cut up the Read more about Spring Swing

3/5 Dudley House Spring Swing - TICKETS ON SALE!

3/5 Dudley House Spring Swing - TICKETS ON SALE!

February 5, 2016

Enjoy a classy evening of live jazz music, socializing and dancing at Dudley House's second formal of the year, the Spring Swing!

Join us for the free swing lesson at 8:30pm, and then at 9:30pm, cut up the dance floor or simply mingle with friends to the backdrop of the sounds of the Dudley House Jazz Band.

Tickets available for purchase at the Dudley House Office. Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres, desserts and drinks, $10 in advance, $15 at the door (if any remain). Open to Dudley House members and their guests. Proper ID required Read more about 3/5 Dudley House Spring Swing - TICKETS ON SALE!

Dudley Jazz Bands Fall Concert  Dec 12

Dudley Jazz Bands Fall Concert Dec 12

December 12, 2015

Saturday December 12 8pm

Dudley House, Lehman Hall, First Floor
Join us for this exciting concert with tunes played by Dudley's best and brightest jazz musicians! 

The Big Band takes on Carla Bley’s exhilarating, dynamic, and quirky music. 

The combo presents energetic original tunes and arrangements. 
Free admission. Refreshments will be served. ID required for alcohol.

More info at dudley.harvard.edu/dudley-jazz-band

Jam Session Dec 7

Jam Session Dec 7

December 7, 2015
You are all invited to the third and final Dudley Jam Session of the year!
This coming Monday, December 7, 9:30-11:30pm.
@ the Dudley House Common Room
Come enjoy the jam and connect with musicians across campus and beyond.
We’ll provide the refreshments and the house band, you bring your instruments and your friends, and come hang out!  All levels welcome.  All singers and instruments welcome.  All genres welcome.
Jazz Jam Session Nov 23

Jazz Jam Session Nov 23

November 23, 2015
You are all invited to the second Dudley Jam Session of the year!
This coming Monday, November 23, 9:30-11:30pm.
@ the Dudley House Common Room
Come enjoy the jam and connect with musicians across campus and beyond.
We’ll provide the refreshments and the house band, you bring your instruments and your friends, and come hang out!  All levels welcome.  All singers and instruments welcome.
Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

November 9, 2015
You are all invited to the first Dudley Jam Session of the year!
This coming Monday, November 9, 9:30-11:30pm.
@ the Dudley House Common Room
Come enjoy the jam and connect with musicians across campus and beyond.
We’ll provide the refreshments and the house band, you bring your instruments and your friends, and come hang out!  All levels welcome.  All singers and instruments welcome.