Harbor Jazz Ensemble

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Bringing exciting music, outstanding musicians, and fun to any occasion!

We are a Southern California event band, offering a variety of jazz combos for hire.

Harbor Jazz Ensemble

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The LIttle Band with a Big Band Sound!

​​​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.



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We invite listeners and dancers of all ages to share our love of this historic American music, always expressing creativity and swingin' good times!

HJE Combos

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Lively and Fun!

Versatile and Professional

Cool and Casual

The musicians of Harbor Jazz Ensemble also play in combos of 3, 4, 5 musicians or more, creating lots of entertainment and budget options.

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Cool and Casual

Versatile and Professional

Cool and Casual

HJE Trio or Quartet  is a nice-sized ensemble for background music,  accompanying restaurant diners or business events.  

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Versatile and Professional

Versatile and Professional

Versatile and Professional

Our experienced musicians and diverse repertoire make HJE combos of any size a good choice for community events, fairs, seasonal parties and dances.

Where You've Seen Us . . .

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, San Pedro

Casa Arjona, Long Beach

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, San Pedro

Jackson's Place, San Pedro

Crème de la Crepe, Rolling Hills Estates

Pappy's Seafood, San Pedro

PV Women's Club, Palos Verdes

Harbor Terrace Retirement Community, San Pedro

Harbor Jazz Ensemble is proud to be included on the Musicians Roster - LA County Arts Commission

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