The Glenelg Jazz Ensemble has earned a reputation for excellence on a state, national, and international level. This ensemble has distinguished itself by receiving more than 60 awards and first place finishes over the past ten years. This group has been featured at many festivals and competitions from Canada to Florida, USA. The Jazz Ensemble has been selected to perform ten times at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Den Haag, Holland, “Jazz a Vienne” in Lyon, France and Jazz a Juan in Antibes, France.
Many jazz and blues personalities have guest soloed with the band including: Maynard Ferguson, Frank Foster, Chris Vadala, Dave Steinmeyer, Pete BarenBregge, Tom Williams, Carl Filipiac, Graham Breedlove, Deanna Bogart, Vaughn Nark, Carl Fischer, George Rabbai, and Jim McFalls.