Saxophonist and UCF Jazz Director Jeff Rupert & his Quartet are performing for the Space Coast Jazz Society’s monthly live jazz concert on Sunday, October 8th, 2pm at the Rockledge Country Club. Jeff will be backed by Richard Drexler on the piano, Ben Kramer on bass & Marty Morell on the drums.
Jeff is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, freelance tenor saxophonist & full-time professor & Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida.
He’s been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur, Benny Carter & many more. He also played on Carter’s Harlem Renaissance which won a GRAMMY.
Rupert was selected to perform in the Jaguar International Jazz Series in New Zealand where he worked with Joe La Barbera, Larry Koonse, John Fedchock & Tom Warrington. He founded the band Jeff Rupert + Dirty Martini. Maynard Ferguson said; “From the moment I first heard Jeff Rupert with my band, I considered him one of the great jazz players of today.”
Concerts are open to the public and no reservations are needed. Admission is paid at the door – $10 for members of the Jazz Society & the Rockledge Country Club, $15 for guests, students are free. The Rockledge Country Club is located at 1591 S. Fiske Blvd. in Rockledge, FL.
For more information, call (321)960-4897, or email Jazz@SpaceCoastJazzSoiety.org.