Flat Five Jazz

Modern Jazz for your event

Flat Five Jazz is a modern jazz combo based out of Lynchburg, Virginia. A menagerie of backgrounds and influences create a unique, yet beautiful soundscape that is both pleasing and engaging. Consider Flat Five for your next wedding, corporate event, private party, or booking at your venue.

Ken Brand                Drums


Born on the Jersey Shore, Ken Brand began his percussion studies in middle school. He has studied in the studios of Greg Giannascoli (international recording artist and head of Percussion at New Jersey City University), Brian Smith (Lynchburg College), and Steve Kelley (Jersey Shore area instructor and record producer). Now residing in Lynchburg with his wife Heather and daughters Fiona and Meara, Ken is the band director at Sandusky Middle School and Assistant Band Director at Heritage High School. He regularly performs with local symphonies, college ensembles, and musical theatre productions. His musical passion, however, lies in jazz. Ken proudly endorses and performs with Soultone Cymbals and Salyers Percussion sticks and mallets.