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JY-17 Plays Bird

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

John Yao and His 17-piece Instrument premieres new arrangements that put a new spin on Charlie Parker’s music at Birdland on August 14th!

John Yao and His 17-piece Instrument (JY-17 for short) features the diverse compositions of trombonist, composer and arranger John Yao. Established in 2014, the 17-piece ensemble is comprised of New York City’s finest jazz musicians including members of Grammy- award winning ensembles such as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, both of which Yao has been a regular substitute for over a decade and have had a profound influence on his compositional style. “At times angular and broken, other times linear and swinging, he offers a broad view of the possibilities of jazz composition,” says Jim McNeely of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. In celebration of his birthday month of August, the JY-17 will perform the music of jazz legend Charlie Parker. The band will premiere several new arrangements that will put a new spin on Bird’s music.


August 14
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Birdland Jazz Club
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Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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