Jeff Rupert

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Saxophonist Jeff Rupert is Pegasus Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF), and the founder of Flying Horse Records. Personal recording credits include dates with Diane Schuur, Mel Torme, Benny Carter’s Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance, Sam Rivers, Maynard Ferguson, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, plus four quartet recordings, all charting on Jazz Week. Performance venues include the Blue Note, Birdland, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Tokyo Forum. Rupert’s latest recording Do That Again! charted for twenty weeks and peaked at #6 on JAZZWEEK. Rupert receives praise from a range of jazz icons: “Jeff Rupert has a classic tenor sound, the virtuosity to execute practically any musical idea, and the imagination to make those ideas worth hearing” (Ed Berger, the Institute of Jazz Studies); “Jeff Rupert – he is dynamite!” (Mel Torme), “From the moment I first heard Jeff Rupert with my band I considered him one of the great jazz players of today” (Maynard Ferguson), “Rupert is just the kind of soloist needed to spur a band on to heroic heights” (George Kanzler, music critic, The Star Ledger.)

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