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 »
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!
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!
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 »
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
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 »
Here are the details about our next 3 shows; All happening during the 3rd weekend of October. Oct 18 @ 11:00 am: Winter Springs Festival of the Arts Winter Springs Town Center SR 434 and Tuskawilla Rd., Winter Springs http://www.wsfota.org/ Cost: FREE Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm: Deland Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival Noble “Thin Man” Watts Amphitheater 322 South… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.