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 is proud to be included on the LA County Arts Commission Musicians Roster!

Access the LACAC Musicians Roster here.

Harbor Jazz ensemble - Videos

Harbor Jazz Ensemble with vocalist Almita Delone at the urban garden of Feed & Be Fed, July 2018.

Harbor Jazz Ensemble 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

upcoming events

Sat. October 20th, 3:00-5:00pm

The 19th Annual Author Fair offers over 20 authors, panel discussions, a cooking demonstration, live music, poetry reading, children's activities and fun for all! Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.  Local musicians perform live music throughout the day.  

HJE Trio will entertain from 3 - 4 pm, and HJE Duo from 4 - 5 pm

El Segundo Public Library

111 W. Mariposa Ave

El Segundo  90245

El Segundo Library Website

Fri, November 30th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

HJE Trio will play for patrons of Crème de la Crepe, an intimate French cafe in the Promenade on the Peninsula shopping mall.

'Picture a Paris street café, add sunshine and a cool ocean breeze and what you get is “la Crème de la Crêpe”...Authentic French'

Crème de la Crepe

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 145

Rolling Hills Estates  90274


Crème de la Crepe Website

Sun., December 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The entire 8-piece Harbor Jazz Ensemble, together with vocalist Almita Delone, will present a fun holiday concert of seasonal favorites and swingin' jazz.  A great way to top off some shopping or touring the Harbor, and bring the family!

Admission:  $5 at the door

People's Place

365  W 6th Street

San Pedro  90731


People's Place Website

Friday, January 11th, 6:00-8:00 pm

HJE Trio is back with some great jazz to accompany your dining experience at this intimate French  cafe. 

Ruri Matthews - saxes, clarinet

Makoto Miyashita - guitar

Liz Lubin - bass guitar 

Crème de la Crepe

550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 145

Rolling Hills Estates  90274


Crème de la Crepe Website

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