“A Powerhouse ensemble consisting of top players from Miami’s jazz scene.”
– DownBeat Magazine, Editor’s Pick
"...bassist/bandleader/educator Chuck Bergeron and his versatile South Florida Jazz Orchestra present a wide-ranging program showcasing the music of saxophone great Rick Margitza. Featuring eight original compositions and a sumptuous arrangement of a timeless standard, Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza... is a document of warm camaraderie and profound respect, mutual admiration and engaging individuality." – Bass Magazine
ARE WE STILL DREAMING?
"This recording is a treasure.”
– Music from the Master
“This record is a killer! The cream rises to the top.” – Gavin Radio Jazz Report
“The orchestra performs superbly throughout and the musicians clearly found the material
a joy to play.” – Bob Weir (The Jazz Journal)
“Channeling the collective power of the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Bergeron paints a masterpiece recording on a canvas of crisp horns, elegant arrangements and exceptional musicianship. Trumpet Summit captures a refreshingly entertaining session of polished artistry, from a superb selection of seasoned trumpeters, and a world-class ensemble.” – All About Jazz
“The SFJO’s ensemble performance raises the bar. It’s little wonder that some of the greatest trumpeters on the scene today have, at one time or another, called this band their own.”
– James Rozzi
OUR DEBUT CD
The band swings with pulsating energy propelled by exemplary charts and arrangements.
Scintillating big band jazz by a world-class orchestra.”
– Ed Blanco (All About Jazz)