The SJE has 4 upcoming shows!

The SJE is getting busy! We’ve got 4 gigs in the next 5 weeks! That’s four opportunities to come out and support live music in Central Florida!

Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am: Winter Springs Festival of the Arts
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm: Deland Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm: Timucua white house

Final SJE Performance for Trombone Phenom

Sunday’s Spring Concert marks the last time you’ll get to hear our youngest member, trombone phenom Toby Ekpunobi, who joined the band at age 13. Toby’s leaving for New York to study at the Manhattan School Of Music. Come out to the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center and wish him well on Sunday June 1st. The show starts at 3:00 pm.
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Our next show: June 1st @ 3:00pm

Wondering what’s coming up next? Our June 1st concert will feature a great mix of music and some promising Central Florida high school players. Stay tuned for more info.

Our next show is coming up

It’s never too early to start planning for the next Sanford Jazz Ensemble concert! We’ll be performing on Sunday, March 23rd at 3:00pm at the beautiful Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Sanford, Florida. The theme will be “Bop to Pop”. Tickets are only $10 ($5 for students) and are available at the door, or online using the link below. It’s going to be a great show, so tell your friends!

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Salute to Black History Month Though Music

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Swing, Bop, Funk, R&B… The Sanford Jazz Ensemble with cover it all and more during our Salute to Black History Month Though Music. Showtime is 3:00pm on Sunday February 9th at the beautiful Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in historic downtown Sanford, FL. Tickets are only $10 ($5 for students) and are available at the door, or online using the link below. It’s going to be a great show, so tell your friends!

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Puttin’ on the Ritz – Saturday November 9th

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble will be performing as part of the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center’s 90th anniversary celebration and fundraiser, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” on Saturday November 9th. The festivities start at 6:00pm.

The event will include a host of entertainment varieties spanning the decades. There will be an amazing collection of silent auction items such as tickets to the 2014 Emmy Awards, a fabulous designer gown from Liz’s Boutique in Winter Park. A variety of fine cuisine from local eateries and cash bar will be there to sustain you through the evening.

Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple and are available by contacting the box office at 407-321-8111.

Upcoming SJE Concert: Sunday, October 27th at 3:00 pm

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble presents a contemporary music bash featuring new arrangements from Broadway shows to Top 10 hits this Sunday, October 27th at 3:00pm in the beautiful Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in historic Downtown Sanford. The band will cover a wide range of styles from the 1940′s until today and will feature the the soulful Ron Starks on vocals.

Dave Weaver

Come see Dave Weaver’s directorial debut as he moves the band in a new direction. The Sanford Jazz Ensemble has expanded its repertoire beyond traditional big band jazz to include original arrangements of classic and contemporary pop, R&B and funk tunes. If you were expecting this show to feature “big band singers”, stay tuned, because that show will happen in the future.

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TERRY MYERS plays the music of BENNY GOODMAN

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August 18th 2013
” TERRY MYERS  plays the music of  BENNY GOODMAN “
                                Versatile reed man TERRY MYERS pays tribute to the “King of Swing”
The SJE will feature the leader of the TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA ,Terry Myers , who is also an expert on the music of Benny Goodman.The Goodman band kicked off the swing era and brought it to it’s greatest heights.
An Iowa native, Terry was a member of the US Marine Corps Reserves for five years. After college, where he majored in music and education, Terry honed his musical talent and soon developed a successful career in Nashville and New York City. When Terry decided to move to Florida, he quickly became one of the most in-demand musicians in the state. He was a band leader at Disney World’s Epcot Center for four years and, for a time, led the band at Rosie O’Grady’s, which was part of the popular Church Street Station entertainment complex in downtown Orlando.In the past, Terry has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra , The Tex Beneke Orchestra, The Les Elgart Band, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Ray Charles, Don Lamond, Chubby Jackson, Louis Bellson, Bob Haggart, Jake Hanna, Butch Miles and many others too numerous to name. In addition, he led the Artie Shaw Orchestra when former leader, Dick Johnson, was on hiatus, and Terry was always Buddy Morrow’s “first call” to sub for him with the TDO. Terry, as the leader of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra continues to enjoy a stellar career in Big Band Jazz.

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble will open the first set with vocalist LINDA COLE and RON STARKS.

August 18th 3pm
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S Magnolia Ave , Sanford Fl,32771
Admission $10 , $5 with student ID

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s 2013 – 2014 season

SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLES

2013-2014 SEASON

August 18th 2013

” TERRY MYERS  plays the music of  BENNY GOODMAN “

                                Versatile reed man TERRY MYERS pays tribute to the “King of Swing”

October 27th 2013

 ” A Tribute to the BIG BAND SINGERS “

                                The SJE is proud to showcase our favorite jazz vocalist in a selection of big band classics.

March 23rd 2014

 The SJE presents ” Saxophonist , Composer , DON MIKITEN “

                              A transplant from New York, Don is a highly regarded musician who exemplifies the creative process.

June 1st 2014

 The SJE features Central Florida’s ” OUTSTANDING JAZZ STUDENTS “\

                         Some of the area’s finest young talent take part in the big band tradition and step into the spotlight.

OUTSTANDING JAZZ STUDENTS

To central Florida jazz students

     We would like to extend an invitation to student musicians in the central Florida area to join the Sanford Jazz Ensemble in the rehearsal / performance process.
      We are opening the opportunity for High School and College age jazz musicians to sit in with the SJE and possibly perform in our May 19th concert. This program will offer an invaluable learning experience for the students to interact with veterans of the big band style.
       Interested students, teachers and parents should call Dave Sheffield 407 342 8322 or Jim Foy 407 637 5288 for rehearsal times.
       Rehearsal / auditions will take place at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, located at 201 S Magnolia Ave , Sanford Fl on April 14,21,28,and May, 5. The concert will take place May 19th at 3pm.
This program is more inclusive than competitive and hopes to stimulate the students interest in music
Sincerely
Dave Sheffield
Director
Sanford Jazz Ensemble
407 342 8322
davesheffield@att.net
sanfordjazz .org