About The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble

Introducing The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble

About The FJE

The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble is a classic Jazz Quintet featuring saxophone, guitar, piano, upright acoustic bass, and drums. We also contour our arrangements to fit venues and events that are better suited to Trios, Quartets, Special Guest Vocalists, or even more.

Our Music

The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble—in any of its classic combo sizes—specializes in performing the most requested Jazz songs of all time from the 1920’s to the 1970’s, collectively known as the “Great American Songbook” of Jazz Standards. 

Samples from “The Great American Songbook”

Here’s a sampling of the most requested songs from our best loved performances. We can work with you to create expertly structured set lists that will move your heart, your soul, and your feet.

We understand that all events are unique. If our carefully crafted and arranged set lists don’t fit your vision, we will collaborate with your design team to build set lists especially suited for your upcoming celebration.

Style:Examples of Well Known Songs that Epitomize the Style:
The Blues
C Jam Blues, Green Onions, Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid, Swingin’ Shepherd Blues
Amblin’ Swing
Don’t Get Around Much, Love is Here to Stay, Satin Doll, Way You Look Tonight
Travelin’ Swing
Bye Bye Blackbird, Almost Like Being in Love, Autumn Leaves, Take the ‘A’ Train
Uptempo Swing
The Flintsones, I Got Rhythm, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
Doxy, My Little Suede Shoes, Now’s the Time, Yardbird Suite
Traditional Jazz
Blue Moon, Basin Street Blues, Sunny Side of the Street, When You’re Smilin’
Latin & Bossa
The Girl From Ipanema, Blue Bossa, Corcovado, So Nice (Summer Samba)
Cantaloupe Island, Mercy Mercy Mercy, Moondance, Watermelon Man
Iconic Ballads
Georgia on My Mind, My Funny Valentine, Over the Rainbow, Wonderful World


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Common Commitments:

In the interests of fostering safe and healthy environments for all, The FJE supports full Covid-19 Vaccination for a safer, healthier, and more inclusive community for all.

In the interests of creating safer and more inclusive spaces for all, The FJE supports all who identify with the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities.

Land Acknowledgement:

With gratitude, The FJE acknowledges that Scugog Township rests on the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. We value their care for the land since time immemorial, and their ongoing friendship with residents and visitors in Scugog and Port Perry.

Yours in harmony,

Doug Ferris, Bassist and Director

The Ferrport Jazz Ensemble, Port Perry