In 1991, a group of friends created a woodwind quintet.
They wanted a special name for their musical group. This name had to identify
the ensemble with its home city of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Jaenicke Gardens in Swinney Park
came to mind. It is a peaceful place with exceptional beauty. The ensemble likes
the lyrical sound of the name, "Jaenicke". We pronounce Jaenicke like this: jan*ah*key.
Second, the name had to be flexible
to accommodate the various groups in the chamber music ensemble. The Renaissance
term "consort" came to mind. By definition, consort is a family of like
instruments or group of musicians entertaining by voice or by instrument.
Thus: the ensemble's name became the
with the Jaenicke Consort, the musicians support the community in a number of
ways. All perform with area bands and orchestras, as well as teach private music
The Jaenicke Consort is a versatile
chamber music ensemble that performs as a trio, quartet, quintet and octet.
Being the premiere ensemble, the woodwint quintet offers a diverse repertoire of