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, September 29, 2014

New Vacancy

The Gainesville Big Band announces the following vacancy:

3rd Trumpet(9/27/14)

If you are interested, please visit our audition page for the requirements at

Contact us at or 352-317-3508 to schedule an audition.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Performance Update

The Gainesville Big Band, under the direction of Marco Thomas, will perform at Sweet Dreams Sunday, September 21 at 5:00pm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014 Fall Performance Schedule

The Gainesville Big Band's performance schedule:

9/14-Sweet Dreams of Gainesville Ice Cream 10th Anniversary Celebration
9/26-The Village-residents only
10/10-Oak Hammock-residents only
10/11-Private Wedding
11/8-Downtown Arts Festival
More events coming soon. Please join us for all our public events. Don't forget, you can hire the GBB for your private or corporate event as well. We have started booking for 2015!