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.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thank You!

The Gainesville Big Band would like to say thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Pi at the Pub event. We had a blast and the crowd was fantastic. We hope to see you all at Market Street Pub again in the future.

Monday, March 9, 2015

What to Expect at Pi at Pub

Here is a list of the music we will be playing at our gig Saturday March 14 at 9:00pm at Market Street Pub in downtown Gainesville. Expect to hear dancing swing classics to a couple of modern charts. Also, expect to hear from our featured vocalist, Pattie Glenn.

Set 1
Tuxedo Junction
Route 66
Satin Doll
That’s All
Nearness of You
Way You Look Tonight
String of Pearls
Do Nothing Until You Hear From Me
I’ve Got you Under My Skin
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Sing, Sing, Sing

Set 2
The Chicken
American Patrol
April In Paris
Blue Skies
Boogie Woogie
I’m Beginning To See the Light
In the Mood
Leap Frog
Little Brown Jug
Woodchopper’s Ball
I Get a Kick Out of You
Till you Come Back
Tisket a Tasket

Don't forget Fly'n Hawaiian will be there selling food.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Update: Pi at the Pub

The Gainesville Big Band, under the direction of Marco Thomas, presents Pi at the Pub. We are playing at Market Street Pub in downtown Gainesville Saturday, March 14, 2015, aka 3.1415, day from 9:00pm-11:00pm. $5 cover for adults, $3 cover for students with student ID. Flyin' Hawaiian will be there selling food. There will be swing dancing on the spacious dance floor. Enjoy a drink from the bar or just relax and listen to the sounds of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, and more! Must be 21 and over to drink. See you there.