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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
SANFORD JAZZ ENSEMBLES
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.
To central Florida jazz students
The Sanford Jazz Ensemble presents
- IN CONCERT
- March 24th 3pm
- WAYNE DENSCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
201 S. Magnolia Ave Sanford Fl 32771 admission $10 / $5 student ID
Guitarist/vocalist Rich Walker has been playing Jazz and Blues for thirty years, both on the road and in the Orlando area. In recent years, he has emerged as a leader, as an extraordinary soloist, and a very exciting Jazz/Blues vocalist.
It is obvious when one listens to Rich play that his roots are in the blues, citing his major vocal influences as Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Jon Hendricks, Betty Carter and Al Jarreau. Anyone with a love for, or a background in jazz will hear the influence of Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino and George Benson in Rich’s guitar playing.
Rich is a familiar face in many of Central Florida’s jazz clubs such as Valentyne’s, Dexter’s and the Joshua Tree. He has also played the Kool Jazz Festival, The Clearwater Jazz Festival, The Orlando Jazz Fest and the Cocoa Beach Jazz Festival. Rich has recorded recently with Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marion McPartland and Nick Brignola. Although Rich is a guitarist, he feels his most profound musical influence was that of the late saxophonist John Coltrane and “the music he left behind for us to learn”.
The sounds of big band jazz are alive and well in Downtown Sanford, as the Sanford Jazz Ensemble ushers in the holiday season at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. The SJE will feature the dynamic trumpet of Bill Carmichael. Bill’s high-powered style brings a fresh energy to the classic big band. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the band will also present a program of Christmas favorites, showcasing the “First Lady of Song”, Linda Cole and a reunion with vocalist Ron Starks.
The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to bringing the best in jazz to the community, having recently showcased jazz artists, Dan Jordan, Jeff Rupert, Tom Parmerter, Dave Weaver and Bill Allred, in concert. The group originated in Altamonte Springs in l979, with founder Mike Arena, but relocated to Sanford in 2010 under Director, Dave Sheffield. The SJE will finish out this season with a March 24th, 2013, concert featuring popular singer-guitarist Rich Walker, and a May 19th concert that will display the talents of Seminole County’s outstanding high school jazz musicians.
The WDPAC has proven to be an excellent venue for the band. With great acoustics and comfortable seatings, the shows are treasured by Central Florida jazz fans. The concerts all take place at 3:00 in the afternoon and are only $10 admission, $5 with student ID.
DECEMBER 2nd 3:00pm $10 admission $5 with student ID
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S. Magnolia Ave Sanford Fl