Renoir in Concert "New Life"
Friday, May 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm
Classically trained at prestigious musical conservatories and influenced by the many great talents that came before, Renoir is one of the most influential trumpet players of our time. His latest album, “New Life”, is an emotional experience comprised of soothing melodies. “New Life” was inspired by a desire for hope and love during these difficult times. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to experience the unique sounds of Renoir’s contemporary jazz approach to a classical instrument!
Orlando Big Band A Patriotic Salute to America
Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm
The Stars and Stripes never sounded so good with the patriotic and inspiring tunes from the greatest era that defined the USA. Harry James, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Benny Goodman favorites will fill the air. Sing along with Kate Smith’s unforgettable God Bless America as it was originally aired. Do not miss this opportunity to tap your foot and proudly raise your voice in song to celebrate freedom and the greatest nation in the world. Remember to wear your Red, White and Blue.
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Sizzling Summer Concert
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm
What could be better on a hot summer day than cool jazz selections describing the best of Summer? The program includes Summertime, Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer by Nat King Cole, Summertime Blues by Eddie Cochran, Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind, Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful, Hot Fun In The Summertime by Sly & The Family Stone, Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts, Kool & The Gang's Summer Madness, and The Other Side Of Summer by Elvis Costello. Come chill at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center with the Sanford Jazz Ensemble. It’s Cooooool.
The LCO - Orlando's Premier Chamber Pops Orchestra
Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
The LCO organized for the preservation of vaudeville, chamber, and cabaret styles of music. This internationally-acclaimed 25-piece ensemble features some of Central Florida's finest musicians and vocalists. They present an audience-interactive musical rollercoaster ride, a program of unparalleled live entertainment that includes Broadway, swing, big band, Latin, and pop movie favorites. Bring your friends and bring your kids, because this is not just a concert; it’s a family fun musical experience.
Orlando Big Band Boo Halloween Concert
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Time to dress up in your most chilling costume for some spooky selections from the past. Join Bing for the telling of The Headless Horseman. Listen to Satan Takes a Dorsey Holiday. Be on the lookout for Mr. Oogie Boogie. It’s always Midnight in a Madhouse at the Big Band Boo Halloween Concert with the OBB. Bring your cadaverous bodies to this creepy performance for a frighteningly good time. Become an honorary member of the OBB with the best costume. Beware of a scary good show.
Orlando Big Band Swingin’ Christmas Classics Concert
Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm
What better way to celebrate the Christmas holidays than with a concert of Yuletide favorites from all eras, old songs and new songs. Sing along with Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. You will not want to miss Mr. Grinch who stole Christmas but then gave it back again. The Andrews Sisters will ring in Christmas for you with Jingle Bells. There will be a Sleigh Ride, of course. Buglers will fill the air. Erin will ask Santa Baby for a few small things, and rings. Bring the whole family and sing along.
Orlando Gay Chorus Christmas Concert - Together at Christmas
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Join us for all the new and classic Christmas songs you love, presented by the full Orlando Gay Chorus, its ensembles, and dancers. Now enjoying their 30th season in Central Florida, the OGC’s “feel good” sing-along makes this wonderful show a holiday favorite. One of the largest mixed gay choirs in the U.S. with more than 150 talented singers and musicians, the OGC reflects their motto in every special performance: singing the world to a better place. Be inspired and entertained this Christmas.
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Christmas Concert - A Very Weaver Christmas
Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm
The Sanford Jazz Ensemble Christmas concert is always a special event featuring traditional and non-traditional Christmas music arranged and conducted by Dave Weaver with a 20-piece big band. The program includes It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams, Wintertime by Norah Jones, Run Rudolph Run by Chuck Berry, ‘Zat You Santa Claus? by Louis Armstrong (with the Commanders,) and holiday standards like White Christmas, Holly Jolly Christmas, Frosty The Snowman, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Let It Snow, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, and Baby It's Cold Outside.
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Black History Month - Doo Wop to Early Rock
Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm
In February, and in celebration of Black History Month, The Sanford Jazz Ensemble recognizes the influence that African-American groups, such as The Mills Brothers and The Ink Spots, had on doowop and early rock and roll. The close 4-part harmonies, often sentimental and romantic, were imitated by white groups, and doowop was born. The show features music of The Drifters, The Coasters, The Chantells, The Beatles, Jay & the Americans, The Diamonds, The Del-Vikings, Dion and the Belmonts, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, The Silhouettes, The Cadillacs, The Shirelles, The Duprees, Bill Haley & His Comets, The Crests, and more.
Orlando Big Band Swingtime In The Springtime
Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Welcome the Springtime in with a full-bore program of classic swing tunes from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Join the OBB for an upbeat live performance that will knock off your bobby socks. Latin percussion will jump start your heartbeat as this joyful musical showcase fills the air with favorites by the Andrews Sisters and even Cuban Pete. Join us for the only true Big Band experience in the southland. See you at the show.
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert - A Celebration of Renewal
Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm
The Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s Spring Concert features such standards as Spring Is Here by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter's I Love Paris In The Springtime, Spring Affair by the fabulous Donna Summer, Springtime In Swingtime by Django Reinhardt, and Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year by Frank Loesser. Shake off those winter blues with It Might As Well Be Spring, Up Jumped Spring, Waters Of March, I’ll Remember April, April in Paris, and Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most.