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January 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
“Once in a while an album comes out that reminds us how the tenor saxophone is supposed to sound.”
– Jazz Times
Jeff Rupert is a performing and recording saxophonist. Credits include over 75 albums, 11 of those as a leader. Rupert is a featured soloist on recordings with Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Kenny Barron, Veronica Swift, George Garzone, Diane Schuur, and on Benny Carter’s Grammy winning album, Harlem Renaissance.
Rupert has performed at major jazz clubs and concert halls around the world, including the Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Tokyo Forum, the National concert hall of Taipei, Taiwan, and jazz festivals throughout Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Japan.
Rupert’s album The Ripple was the #5 jazz album of the year (2020). He is Distinguished Professor, Trustee Endowed Chair, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and founded Flying Horse Records.
Jeff Rupert authors and hosts Jazz and the American Spirit, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show examining the connection between jazz and the American experience.