November 2, 2016

UCF’s Flying Horse Big Band will perform with five-time Grammy nominee Ira Sullivan on Friday, November 4. The premier ensemble of the university’s jazz studies program, the Flying Horse Big Band is under the direction of Pegasus Professor Jeff Rupert, director of Jazz Studies.

Ira Sullivan is a world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, playing trumpet, flugelhorn, peck horn, drums, flute and tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones. He also serves as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and tours universities and school around the world as a clinician, lecturer, and jazz workshop adjudicator.

“UCF Jazz Studies is pleased to present jazz luminary Ira Sullivan this Friday with the Flying Horse Big Band,” says Rupert. “His associations with the most important figures in jazz from the Be Bop and Hard bop era are without compare. He will be playing trumpet, saxophone, and flute with the Flying Horse Big Band.”

The Flying Horse Big Band performance takes place on Friday, November 4 at 8:00pm in the Nicholson School of Communications building auditorium (101). Tickets are $10 ($5 for students) and UCF students attend for free. To purchase tickets, please visit

Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
University of Central Florida Nicholson School of Communications Auditorium (NSC, 101)
4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816
$10 standard, $5 student, free for UCF students