Welcome to the Orlando Jazz Collective (OJC), a vibrant community of passionate jazz enthusiasts and talented musicians. Our collective was founded by three individuals who share a deep love for jazz and a common vision for nurturing a thriving jazz scene in Orlando. Let us take you on a journey to the origins of the OJC and how it all began.
Jerry Jasmin, Jerry René, and Ricky René, three lifelong friends and ardent supporters of contemporary jazz, noticed a void in the Orlando music scene. While the city boasted a rich and diverse musical landscape, they felt that there was a need for a dedicated platform for jazz artists to come together, collaborate, and showcase their talents.
Driven by their shared passion and a desire to fill this void, the trio set out to create a community that would celebrate jazz in all its forms. In 2023, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor to establish the Orlando Jazz Collective, a collective where musicians and jazz enthusiasts could connect, learn, and grow together.
From the very beginning, the founders envisioned the OJC as a space that would foster creativity, collaboration, and education. They firmly believed that by providing a supportive environment, they could nurture the talents of local jazz artists and contribute to the growth of jazz in Orlando.
The Orlando Jazz Collective quickly gained momentum and attracted musicians from various backgrounds, genres, and skill levels. Weekly jam sessions, workshops, and performances became the heartbeat of the collective, providing a platform for artists to experiment, improvise, and refine their craft.
As the OJC expanded, so did its mission. In addition to supporting local musicians, the collective sought to bring jazz to the broader community. They organized concerts, festivals, and educational initiatives, making jazz accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Through these efforts, the OJC aimed to ignite a passion for jazz, inspire future generations, and create a lasting impact on the cultural fabric of Orlando.
Today, the Orlando Jazz Collective stands as a testament to the power of a shared vision and a strong community. We continue to honor our roots and remain committed to promoting jazz as an art form, fostering collaboration among musicians, and spreading the joy of jazz throughout Orlando and beyond.
Whether you're an aspiring musician, a jazz aficionado, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of this genre, we invite you to join us on this musical journey. Together, let's celebrate the rich heritage of jazz and create a vibrant future for the Orlando jazz community. Welcome to the Orlando Jazz Collective!
Our Unique Events
We curate an unmatched experience by blending our distinctive approach to selecting extraordinary venues with the enchanting ambiance of live jazz, the allure of jazz era cocktails, and the captivating presence of art. This fusion ensures a refined and unforgettable event for all to revel in.
This was a lovely event from the moment you saw the red carpet. I have no suggestions. I can’t wait for your next event.
I was on holiday from the UK when the Braxton Cook gig was on. The whole event was absolutely fantastic. The venue was super, the pre gig drinks tasty and the music absolutely phenomenal. It was one of the highlights of my visit to Orlando.
The evening was just perfect. I cannot wait to come to more events and experience more music with y'all.