The eight-piece Harbor Jazz Ensemble plays recognizable and engaging jazz classics from the swing era, blues, and pop music - all in big band style.
Smaller than a typical "big band," yet preserving a big band sound, Harbor Jazz Ensemble uses arrangements that showcase harmonies by five horn players, as well as featured solos, and rhythm section of piano, bass guitar and drums. The band often includes a vocalist.
Harbor Jazz Ensemble at Feed & Be Fed urban garden. "First Thursday" street fair in San Pedro, April 2019.
Harbor Jazz Ensemble with vocalist Almita Delone, at 2nd Annual South Bay Festival of Arts, June 2018.
Video courtesy of Barbara Barker.
The musicians of Harbor Jazz Ensemble play in combos of 3, 4, 5 or more, creating lots of entertainment and budget options.
HJE Trio and HJE Quartet provide excellent background music to accompany diners or business events.
Our experienced musicians and diverse repertoire make HJE a good choice for community events, fairs, seasonal parties and dances.
HJE Trio of jazz guitar, bass guitar and clarinet.
HJE Trio of alto sax, keyboard and bass guitar.
HJE Quartet of tenor sax, keyboard, bass guitar and drums.
Taura Smith, keys
Feed & Be Fed/The Garden Church, (house band) San Pedro
People's Place, San Pedro
The Canterbury, Palos Verdes
Second Annual South Bay Festival of Arts, Torrance
Diamond Bar County Library
El Segundo Public Library
Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreatiion, OAP
Crafted Port of Los Angeles
Casa Arjona, Long Beach
Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, San Pedro
Jackson's Place, San Pedro
Crème de la Crepe, Rolling Hills Estates
Celebrate April's "First Thursday" in San Pedro with all the activities, food and music on 6th Street, including Harbor Jazz Ensemble's free concert at Feed & Be Fed urban garden The 9-piece "little band with a big band sound" includes vocalist Almita Delone. All are welcome!
Feed & Be Fed
429 W. 6th Street
San Pedro 90731
Enjoy this great little French bistro for dinner, dessert, beer, wine and live jazz!
HJE Trio: Ruri Matthews - sax/clarinet, Makoto Miyashita - guitar, Liz Lubin - bass guitar
Creme de la Crepe
550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 145
Rolling Hills Estates 90274
Crème de la Crepe website
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