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The chart-topping Flying Horse Big Band will be swingin’ and groovin’ at this year’s festival. The band is composed of students in UCF’s jazz studies program. Under the direction of saxophonist and American jazz musician, Jeff Rupert, the Flying Horse Big Band performs at festivals and concert halls regionally and nationally.

Patrons should plan on arriving 45 minutes early to experience Artful Moments: Creative Highlights from the School of Visual Arts and Design. Features including curated clips, interviews, photos, exhibitions, events and more will premiere before each live performance.



Declan Ward Alto sax I
Paul Van Wormer Alto sax 2
Ryan Devlin Tenor sax 1
Quint Johnson Tenor sax 2
Steven Grant Baritone sax


Joshua Mercado split lead
Jordan Gauntlett split lead
Bryant Saint-Clair 3rd
Jacob Johnson 4th


Garrett Gauvin-Caraballo lead
Jeremy Fielder 2nd
Julio Rivera 3rd
Benjamin Fuller 4th

Rhythm Section

Noah Charles guitar
James Fortune drum set
Jack Hoag piano and Hammond organ
Joseph Infantino upright and electric bass

Jeff Rupert Director