Category Archives: Concert Info

Hot weather, cool tunes. SJE’s summer concert is Sunday, August 14th!

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Save the Date! Our annual Summer Concert is coming up on August 14, 2022. Here’s a taste of what’s in store for you:The band will be opening up with Bill Potts’ hard-swinging arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Summertime”. We will also pay tribute to one of the great innovative sax players of all time, John Coltrane, with renditions of his compositions… Read more »

Swing Into Spring at SJE’s Spring Concert on May 15th, 2022

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For our Spring Concert on May 15th, the Sanford Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to one of the founding fathers of jazz, Louis Armstrong. Hear the trumpet section’s take on “When It’s Sleepy Time Down South” and Ron Starks will sing the classic, “What a Wonderful World.” Ron will also bring the funk with Tower of Power’s “You’re Still a Young… Read more »

The First Sanford Jazz Concert of 2022 on February 6th

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Sorry for not keeping this page updated…Our first show of the new year will be held on Sunday, February 6th at 3:00pm. Here’s a link to buy tickets:ci.ovationtix.com/35699/production/1046375

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