Classic Jazz Standards with the NICK DECARLIS QUARTETNick DeCarlis, cornet / Thomas Royal, piano / David Ottenberg, bass / Carl Manna, drums
Director of Jazz Studies at UCFIf you enjoy tenor sax, you won’t want to miss Jeff Rupert! Jeff is Pegasus Professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida. He is a saxophonist, composer, record producer, and recording artist.
Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists including MaynardFerguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He played on Carter’s Harlem Renaissance which won a Grammy. He has also performed with Harry Allen, Benny Green, Kenny Drew Jr, and Judy Carmichael.
Rupert currently is the leader of The Jazz Professors, which had top JazzWeek charting hitalbums in 2012 and 2013. His third album, “From Memphis to Mobile”, with Kenny Drew, Jr.
Rupert joined Sam Rivers’ band in 1996 and appeared in four recordings with the group. He has performed in hundreds of concerts with Rivers, including performances at Lincoln for Ed Bradley’s Jazz from Lincoln Center (broadcast on NPR), the Vision Festival NYC and Columbia University.
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