South Florida Jazz Orchestra

“The band swings with pulsating energy propelled by exemplary charts and arrangements that showcase brassy instrumentals, divine solos and elegant vocals –more than sixty-five minutes of scintillating big band jazz by a world-class orchestra you’ve not heard until now. Listen and enjoy!” Edward Blanco, All About Jazz/ WDNA FM

The South Florida Jazz Orchestra is a modern Big Band comprised of some of the best Jazz musicians, studio musicians, and Jazz educators in the southeastern part of the United States. The members of The SFJO are some of the most experienced professionals in the country, having performed and toured with many of the greatest artists in Jazz and Popular music. These musicians’ careers include tenure with the Big Bands of Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, and Maynard Ferguson, and artists from Stan Getz, Dave Grusin, and James Moody to Frank Sinatra, Paul Anka, and Joe Williams.

Big Band veteran Chuck Bergeron put this group together as a “Labor of Love” to provide the South Florida community with an opportunity to hear classic and modern works for large Jazz ensemble, and to present concerts featuring a wide variety of musical guests. In the band’s five years of existence, they have produced concerts featuring many great artists, including Wayne Bergeron, Kevin Mahogany, Eddie Daniels, Jamie Davis, Mark O’Connor, Ken Peplowski, Arturo Sandoval, and Tom Scott.

The SFJO’s debut CD has received high praise from Jazz critics and radio stations throughout the country. Their latest release SFJO Presents a Trumpet Summit was released on Summit Records and features Grammy award winner Brian Lynch and session heavyweight Wayne Bergeron, along with trumpet greats Greg Gisbert, Jason Carder and Alex Norris.  




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