Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra
The Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra (SCSJO) was a natural collaboration between the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Aaron Collins, and Director of Jazz Studies at Stetson University, Dr. Patrick Hennessey. Collins and Hennessey both wanted to bring the same type of unique and challenging music to the jazz audiences as the symphony brings to the orchestral audiences. The Space Coast Symphony Jazz Orchestra was formed as a vehicle to create performance opportunities for jazz musicians in a big band setting. Featuring some of the best jazz musicians in the Southeast United States, the SCSJO is considered one of Florida’s finest jazz orchestras and a model for success, presenting big band jazz and innovative programming to thousands each year. By incorporating contemporary arrangements into its repertoire, the SCSJO promotes the future of big band jazz and promotes the lively, adventurous spirit that will keep audiences coming back again and again.