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A Message from The Flying Horse Big Band

Orlando’s own Flying Horse Big Band celebrates the music of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

On their 8th album, The Flying Horse Big Band perform songs composed by Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Hank Mobley. Former Jazz Messenger Michael Mossman arranged two tracks for this recording, “Free for All” and “Gregory is Here.”


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

Available on disc from the UCF Box Office via PurplePass.

CD edition of 'A Message from The Flying Horse Big Band'

Guitar player and two sax players perform in concert

About the Band

A Message from The Flying Horse Big Band is the eigth album from The Flying Horse Big Band, composed of students in UCF’s jazz studies program.

Several of their albums hit the top three national jazz radio airplay charts. Their previous release Florida Rays (2019) reached #14 on JazzWeek, #1 on the Roots Music Report and #4 on the North American College and Community Radio jazz chart.

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 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.

The Flying Horse Big Band and director Jeff Rupert on stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts