Harbor Jazz Ensemble

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.

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Harbor Jazz Ensemble


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.


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

harbor jazz ensemble - videos

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.

HJE Combos

Lively and Fun!


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

Cool and Casual


HJE Trio and HJE Quartet provide excellent background music to accompany diners or business events.  

Versatile and Professional


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

Some HJE combos . . .

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.

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

Casa Arjona, Long Beach

Cabrillo Beach Yacht Club, San Pedro

Jackson's Place, San Pedro

Crème de la Crepe, Rolling Hills Estates

upcoming events

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm

It's "First Thursday" at Feed & Be Fed farm in San Pedro. 

Check out all the activities in Downtown San Pedro, including this FREE outdoor concert featuring HJE Quartet.

Dereck McLyn - sax, 

Joe Kennedy - keys, 

Bobby Breton - drums, 

Liz Lubin - bass guitar.

Feed & Be Fed

429 W. 6th Street

San Pedro  90731


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Friday, August 2, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

HJE Trio is at Crème de la Crepe again on Friday night, August 2nd.  Come on over for a cool summer's eve!  A couple of our usual band members are away, so we're pleased to have guitarist Denis Gobeille, and clarinet and sax man Jerry Bible filling in.  Listeners are in for a treat!

Crème de la Crepe

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 145

Rolling Hills  90274



Friday, August 16, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm

Crème de la Crepe is a charming cafe with delicious food, friendly staff, and Jazz with HJE Trio!

Ruri Matthews - clarinet/sax

Denis Gobeille - guitar

Liz Lubin - bass guitar

Crème de la Crepe, Rolling Hills


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Let's discuss how Harbor Jazz Ensemble can bring the unique language of jazz to your next event!

Harbor Jazz Ensemble


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