Beacon Salon – The Flying Horse Jazz Band

“Genius + Soul: The Flying Horse Jazz Band Plays Ray Charles”

Led by Jeffrey Rupert, The Flying Horse Big Band is a big band of the Jazz studies program at the University of Central Florida. Until February 2013, it was known as UCF Jazz Ensemble 1. This band has the distinction of being one of the few college groups to have both of its first two professional recordings on the Flying Horse Records label hit the top 50 of the JazzWeek charts.

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