Enjoy our Fall Concert

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Sunday, October 23rd promises be a beautiful day to come to historic downtown Sanford, grab a bite to eat, stroll the Riverwalk and enjoy some live music. Yup. Actual musicians holding instruments to their faces and putting air through them! Join me the Sanford Jazz ensemble at 3:00 pm in the beautiful Ritz Theater (Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center) for… Read more »

Another Terrific Show

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A belated THANK YOU to all that came out to our show last on Sunday, February 21st. It was such a joy to perform for an enthusiastic, packed house. Please continue to spread the word and share the gift of live music in Central Florida. See you on May 22nd!

Come to the SJE Christmas Concert on December 6th

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If you or any of your friends have never been to a Sanford Jazz Ensemble performance, make plans to come to our early Christmas show on Sunday, December 6th @ 3:00 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. We’ll warm your hearts with fresh arrangements of Christmas classics and soothe your soul with an eclectic mix of jazz, funk… Read more »

A great show, a record crowd and new shirts!

A record crowd of over 225 music lovers filled the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center to hear our Summer Concert this afternoon. We performed music by The Temptations, George Benson, Tower of Power, Spyro Gyra, Al Green, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and George Gershwin, among others. In addition to some new musical arrangements, we also unveiled our new band shirts today…. Read more »

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble Presents our Summer Concert

Downbeat is Sunday, July 26th at 3:00 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Downtown Sanford, Florida. This won’t be your (grand) father’s big band concert. We’ll be featuring music by The Temptations, George Benson, Tower of Power, Spyro Gyra, Al Green, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and George Gershwin, among others. Come check us out!

Happy New Year!

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The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is busily preparing for our February 8th concert in recognition of Black History Month. The playlist is still taking shape, but it’s safe to say that it will run the gamut from Duke Ellington to Smokey Robinson and include the vocal stylings of Ron Starks. See you next month!

Sanford Jazz Ensemble Presents our Winter Concert

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Come and hear the SJE play everything from a Military Medley in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, to some of your favorite jazz tunes, along with some creative arrangements of your favorite Christmas music. This concert will feature guest vocalist Suzy Park. Showtime is 3:00pm on Sunday December 7th at the beautiful Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in historic downtown… Read more »

Video from the Timucua white house performance

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Here’s a link to short video trailer from our Timucua white house performance last Sunday that Benoit Glazer put together for us: http://vimeo.com/109512645

Time for some new charts

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Well, our 3 gig weekend is in the bag. Between yesterday’s two festivals and tonight’s performance and Benoit Glazer’s white house, we had a lot of fun and exposed a bunch of new people to Sanford’s best-kept secret: The Sanford Jazz Ensemble. Now it’s time to learn some new charts for our next show: Sunday December 7th at the Wayne… Read more »