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, May 27, 2015

Gainesville Big Band will perform at Hero Fest 2015

The Gainesville Big Band, under the direction of Marco Thomas, will perform at Otter Springs at Hero Fest on June 13, 2015. Otter Springs is located near Trenton, FL.The GBB will take the stage at 10:30am and perform until 12:00pm. Hero Fest 2015 honors families of veterans and first responders. This festival will coincide with the 10 CAN Survival Race. 10 CAN and ForVets have teamed up to honor America's bravest. This event is open to the public. Hundreds of venders, exhibits, games, activities, and more. Enjoy a day at Otter Springs while participating in a worthy cause. Tickets can be purchased at:

GBB Quintet to Perform in Palatka

Come check out Gainesville Big Band members Dan Neal, John Leibach, Marvin Ripner, and Anthony Clark out in Palatka on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 7:00pm. They will perform at the Larimer Arts Center for the High Life Jazz Series in Palatka. For more information please visit: