The Ken Ulansey Ensemble is made up of a treasure-trove of Philadelphia’s outstanding musicians -- Grammy Award winners, nationally-honored soloists, full-time professionals, who have played with the greats of popular music and jazz. music for every occasion. From soft dinner music to lively and versatile get-out-of-your-seat-dance-band. From cooking Jazz to elegant Classical. From the Swing of the Big Band Era to the Funk of Motown. Looking for something different? How about Klezmer, Zydeco, Latin, and World Music from the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe and more?
Ken himself has toured the world, from New York’s Lincoln Center to the finest concert halls of Europe and Latin America, playing with some of the best musicians of our time.
Appearing on more than 200 recordings and film scores, Ken’s versatility has earned him prestigious awards from the Philadelphia Music Foundation, as best performer in his field, and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts. His roots in Jazz, Classical, and traditional music create a deep musical wellspring, and his eight years with the renowned modern classical group Relache, paved a road of musical inventiveness he continues to explore.
The Ensemble has enlivened thousands of Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Anniversaries and Galas (including the Beaux Arts and Academy Balls). Their concerts have taken them throughout the country, including live broadcasts from Philly radio stations WHYY, WXPN, WMMR, WRTI and WIOQ.