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The Flying Horse Big Band

Good News!

Coming August 16, 2019

Good News! is the Flying Horse Big Band’s sixth album and first studio collaboration with the UCF Studio Orchestra. Jeff “T-Bone” Gerard, guest vocalist on the band’s 2015 album Into the Mystic, returns for a beautiful rendering of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

The music centers on work by the masters: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Bob Mintzer.

Preview Good News!

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Own the Album!

All proceeds benefit the Jazz Studies program at the University of Central Florida

Purchase CD

Available on disc from UCF’s Performing Arts Box Office.

Purchase Digital

The album is available for sale as a digital download from a variety of retailers.


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About the Band

Good News! is the sixth album from The Flying Horse Big Band, composed of students in UCF’s jazz studies program.

Their previous album, The Bat Swings! (2018), hit the top three national jazz airplay charts, hitting No. 1 on both the Roots Music Report and the North American College and Community Radio chart, as well as No. 29 on JazzWeek.

Director Jeff Rupert

Jeff Rupert is an accomplished composer, saxophonist, record producer, and recording artist who has been a featured soloist with artists including Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Maynard Ferguson, and Benny Carter.

He is currently the leader of The Jazz Professors, director of The Flying Horse Big Band, and conductor of the Florida Symphony Youth Jazz Orchestra. Rupert is a Yamaha artist and founder of Flying Horse Records.

Director Jeff Rupert conducts the band during onstage rehearsal.


Special Guest Performers

UCF Studio Orchestra

Directed by Chung Park

Jeff “T-Bone” Gerard

Guest vocalist

The Jazz Professors

Jeff Rupert, Per Danielsson, Richard Drexler, Bobby Koelble, Marty Morell

Additional Arrangements

Michael Philip Mossman

Trumpet player, Grammy-nominated arranger, and Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copeland School of Music, Queens College