Meet the bands of Urban Renewal Jazz
The bands featured here all support the mission of Urban Renewal Jazz. Each ensemble brings high artistry and high energy to truly memorable performances. The groups here perform regularly at various public performances and are available for private bookings. See the contact page for each group.
Urban Renewal Big Band
This is the largest ensemble in Urban Renewal Jazz, and the foundation for all our other activities. Unlike other big bands in the area, the Urban Renewal Big Band performs all its own arrangements for a performance that you cannot get anywhere else.
The Finnell Factor
Led by bassist Rudy Finnell, the Finnell factor is an octet including two notable singers, performing a wide ranging program of jazz, R&B, pop hits, and great dance music.