The Gainesville Big Band began as the Gainesville Community Jazz Band. Since 2007, the band has brought big band jazz to Gainesville and the surrounding areas. The GBB is a 18 piece jazz band that plays a wide range of big band styles such as traditional swing, dance, latin, and contemporary jazz. The musicians have a deep passion for jazz and a commitment to presenting quality performances to all audiences in Gainesville or wherever the GBB may travel.



Monday, June 30, 2014

Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Crazy Flavor Night

The Gainesville Community Jazz Band will perform at Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Store on Sunday July 13 at 6:00pm for their annual Crazy Flavor Night. Come out and enjoy some cool jazz along with some cool ice cream. Visit their website:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Working in the Studio

Here we are working in the studio. We are recording for our promo CD at Medusa Productions. It was a pretty intense session but we had a lot of fun working on this project. We will post more pictures and audio soon. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

GCJB Father's Day June 8 Concert

As you know we have a concert next Sunday, June 8 at 2:00 pm at Grace United Methodist Church. Here is what you can expect:

1. Concert will run about 45 minutes-1 hr.
2. We are not playing your usual Miller, Basie, Dorsey type of set. We can play those charts but we are not doing a purely swing set for this concert. We are playing charts by Charles Mingus, Gordon Goodwin, and Bob Curnow. We are playing charts made famous by Buddy Rich.
3. Expect to hear some of our soloists on our charts. It's not one person playing one a solo for 45 minutes but we do have a few people that will take a chorus or two.
4. We do have a vocalist. She will usually sing in the middle of our set.
5. Expect to have a good time listening to some good music.

Selections will include

o   Peter Gunn
o   Riff in Peace
o   Laura
o   September Swing
o   Mr. Lucky
o   Love Chant
o   Out of the Night
o   S’Wonderful
o   Too Close for Comfort

o   Too Darn Hot