Orlando Jazz Orchestra
As a repertory orchestra, the ensemble presents a concert of musical tributes to all of the famous big bands of the Swing Era and their leaders. The ensemble also performs as a jazz orchestra playing great compositions and arrangements by such notable composers as Thad Jones, Bill Holman, Dizzy Gillespie, and many others. The Orlando Jazz Orchestra customizes their performance to include authentic selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Artie Shaw, Harry James, and other such luminaries of the big band era. The group also performs as a “Dectet” (9-11 members) which is just as exciting as the full jazz orchestra. The orchestra also provides all of the great Swing music in a dance format, as well as integrating music from the 50’s and beyond.