TERRY MYERS plays the music of BENNY GOODMAN

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… Read more »

OUTSTANDING JAZZ STUDENTS

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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… Read more »

A MAN AND HIS SOUL

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The Sanford Jazz Ensemble  presents RICH WALKER 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… Read more »

The Dynamic Trumpet of BILL CARMICHAEL and the Christmas Show

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,… Read more »

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble presents Legendary Jazz Trombonist Bill Allred

BILL ALLRED Bill’s musical legacy started, indirectly, in the city of New Orleans, Bill’s Grandmother Ida was born near the “Crescent City” in the town of Franklin, LA. His father, John, was a pianist and banjoist on many of the steamboats of the great “Strekfus Line,” playing in and around New Orleans as well as up and down the Mississippi… Read more »

Featuring the Writing and Playing of DAVE WEAVER

  This Summer’s Concert ,our featured artist is one of our own,lead alto saxophonist , Dave Weaver. One of the most important artist involved with the big band idiom is the arranger. Their role is to shape the material at hand in a viable expression for the jazz orchestra . This showcase will present a program of Dave’s fresh and… Read more »

POP UP PIANO

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On Friday May 11th the Sanford Jazz Ensemble will perform at Lake Concord Park for the Art & Music in the Park.The date will mark the first time the band has teamed up with the fabulous Miss Jackie Jones.It will also be an opportunity to get a sneak prevue of some Dave Weaver charts and the upcoming July 15th concert.Title:… Read more »