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 »


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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 »

Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso

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The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is proud to present Tom Parmerter as our featured guest artist. Tom is a jazz virtuoso who has performed throughout America, Europe and Japan, as a jazz soloist. His appearance in Sanford has created a buzz of excitement on the local music scene. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the best trumpet players in… Read more »

On November 27th – The SJE presents “The Spirit of Jazz”

The Sanford Jazz Ensemble  is proud to showcase Jeff Rupert, one of the finest established jazz artists on the scene today, in a program of classic big-band jazz. Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, and enjoys a career as a freelance tenor saxophonist, as well as being full professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCF.  Rupert’s numerous recordings… Read more »


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The Sanford Jazz Ensemble presents a Big Band Dance October 2, at 3:00 pm, at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. We will be featuring our First Lady of Song, Linda Cole. Come dance to a sixteen piece big band, playing the best of swing and bossa novas, to cha-chas and rhumbas. We think you’ll enjoy the classic big band… Read more »

Jazz Goes Broadway

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Our upcoming concert will feature saxophonist extraordinaire, Danny Jordan, one of the most exciting performers in modern jazz. His extensive resume includes stints with Maynard Ferguson, Arturo Sandoval, Natalie Cole, Sam Rivers and Woody Herman. We are also pleased to present Florida’s “First Lady of Song”, Linda Cole, with a collection of Broadway showtunes. Our Master of Ceremonies will be… Read more »

First concert of the Sanford Jazz Ensemble

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We’re excited to announce, that  on Sunday, April 10th, the Sanford Jazz Ensemble  performed it’s first concert in Magnolia Square on 1st street in Sanford. The free concert got underway at 3pm in historic downtown Sanford. The event drew an enthusiastic crowd of friends of the band and newcomers alike.It also gave every one a chance to see a very talented… Read more »