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.

Our next show will be on Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 p.m. Stay tuned and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SanfordJazz


The house is beginning to fill up…


Our new band shirts.


Happy New Year!

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

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 Sanford, FL. Tickets are only $15 ($5 for students) and are available at the door. It’s going to be a great show, so tell your friends!

Time for some new charts

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 Densch Performing Arts Center.

Details about the SJE’s next 3 shows

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
Cost: FREE

Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm: Deland Thin Man Watts Jazz Festival

Noble “Thin Man” Watts Amphitheater
322 South Clara Avenue, DeLand
Cost: $10.00

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm: Timucua white house
2000 South Summerlin, Orlando
Cost: Bring a covered dish and/or bottle of wine to share

The SJE has 4 upcoming shows!

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 19 @ 7:00 pm: Timucua white house

Final SJE Performance for Trombone Phenom

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 pm.