WELCOME

"Jerry Weldon is one of today's leading proponents of Soul Jazz who represents the 'bar-walkin', hard-blowing, tenor legends in our contemporary American Jazz scene." ~Gary Walker, WBGO Radio

Veteran tenor sax man Jerry Weldon joined the legendary Lionel Hampton Orchestra in 1981 and has worked with dozens of jazz luminaries over the past three plus decades. In 1990, Jerry joined Harry Connick Jr.'s newly formed big band and Jerry was seen daily as part of the “house band” on HARRY, Connick’s daytime variety show which aired from 2016-2018. Jerry can also regularly be found gigging, both as a leader and a sideman, at clubs in the New York area...and beyond.  

"A thoughtful soloist whose subtle swing has plenty of fiber." 
~Ira Gitler, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.


"...one of the strongest tenormen on the scene today."
~ MVD Entertainment Group


 "When it comes to tenor saxophone sounds, Jerry Weldon has one of the biggest, and warmest, around."
~ The Star Ledger

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FEBRUARY GIGS

The 17th Annual UCF-Orlando Jazz Festival returns in February for two nights of extraordinary live jazz! Friday February 23rd Oliver Nelson Jr plays Oliver Nelson, including tunes from Blues and the Abstract truth, and hits like Stolen Moments. Joining Oliver will be Antonio Hart, Jason Marsalis, Jeff Rupert, Tom Parmerter, Richard Drexler, Saul Dautch and Charlie Silva at 8pm. On Saturday the 24th it's Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond organ, and her quintet! Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, Jerry Weldon on sax, Ed Cherry on Guitar and Byron Landham on drums. Special appearance too by the Flying Horse big band and jazz professors. Tickets are $25, UCF faculty and staff $10. No charge for students with a valid UCF ID. It’s the 17th Annual UCF Orlando Jazz Festival February 25th and 26th at UCF’s Nicholson Communication and Media Auditorium. Info at cah.ucf.edu/jazzfestival