GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA
A native New Yorker, George always loved music. He grew up with rock ’n’ roll and R & B but in his teens, he also developed a powerful passion for jazz — especially the big band styles of the pre-World War II era.
Throughout the ‘80s, with the blessing and counsel of Mr. Basie himself, George honed his craft, spreading the gospel of swing throughout the Pittsburgh tri-state region. He returned home to New York City in 1990, and gathered top New York-based musicians — including veterans of the world’s most legendary big bands — to continue living his dream.
Music by the George Gee Orchestra sets new standards for modern big band performance, elegantly balancing genuine traditions with exhilarating modernism. This versatile swingin’ ensemble can deliver everything from a sweet foxtrot ballad to rock and soul party favorites to all-out rollickin’ roadhouse boogie!
“We’ve traveled a long road – many long roads, literally and figuratively – and I’m proud to say that today, swing music, jazz and the big band art form are not only alive and well, but enjoying their widest popularity since their heydays,” George says.