Jazz Ensemble


There’s Nothing Like Jazz

Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Wright, the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble is composed of musicians with diverse backgrounds from the Spartanburg, SC area.  Whether young or experienced, amateur or professional, the common tie is a love of jazz music.

 Established in 1996 under the auspices of the Spartanburg Community Band, the Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble was formed in order to create an opportunity for local musicians to provide quality jazz performances to the public.  The Jazz Band performs at events such as Spartanburg’s Spring djpritchardFling, Music on Main, Dickens of a Christmas, and for special programs such as the Pan American Games for the Blind. The Jazz Band also performs on its own during the popular Ice Cream Sundays Summer Concert Series and Christmas Festival.

Membership is extended to qualified musicians without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or how long it has been since you last played. The Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble is an invitation only ensemble due to the nature of jazz music requirements.


Sundays 7:00 to 9:00 at University of South Carolina – Upstate

Upcoming Events:

March 9, Wofford College – Performance with trumpeter Jon Faddis

April 21, USC Upstate – A Night of a 1000 Vocals

May 3, Furman University

June – Ice Cream Sunday Concerts at Converse College, Blackman Music Hall, dates to be announced