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A Riff on Ruff: Yale’s Jazz Ambassador to the World

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Since June 2016, the Gilmore Music Library has been undergoing renovations, and our exhibit program has been on hold. With the inaugural exhibit in our brand-new display cases, we are delighted to honor the 85th birthday of Prof. Willie Ruff of the Yale School of Music. A world-class musician on two instruments (horn and bass), a multifaceted researcher, a well-connected impresario, and polyglot world traveler; a Yale alumnus and professor; and a long-time friend of the library, Ruff is truly one of a kind. The exhibit features a variety of items, including photographs, sound recordings, manuscripts, and awards. Some are from the library’s own collections, and others borrowed from Ruff himself.

 

Credits

Richard Boursy, Curator