UCF’s Flying Horse Big Band will perform with five-time Grammy nominee Ira Sullivan on Friday, Nov. 4. The premier ensemble of the university’s jazz studies program, the Flying Horse Big Band is under the direction of Pegasus Professor Jeff Rupert, director of jazz studies.
Sullivan is a multi-instrumentalist, playing trumpet, flugelhorn, peck horn, drums, flute, and tenor, alto and soprano saxophones. He also serves as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and tours universities and schools around the world as a clinician, lecturer and jazz-workshop adjudicator.
“His associations with the most important figures in jazz from the bebop and hard bop era are without compare,” Rupert said.
The Flying Horse Big Band performance will be 8 p.m. in the Nicholson School of Communication auditorium (Rm 101). Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and UCF students can attend for free.