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George Gee Swing Orchesta

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join George Gee and his 12pc. Big Band Swing Orchestra as they return to the Birdland stage, along with jazz vocalist John Dokes!

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 Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway and other legends. At renowned Stuyvesant High School, George played the double bass in the school’s jazz band, where he demonstrated an early flair for showmanship.

After spending a decade in Pittsburgh honing his craft, George returned to his NYC hometown in 2000 just in time to continue his Big Band aspirations. As faith would have it, swing Big Band jazz unexpectedly (to everyone except Gee) became a cultural phenomena sweeping across the country and world! Swing Dancing and Music became the rage among a younger audience and a generation nostalgic for it. With a wink and a nod, bandleader GG held court weekly at New York City (Times Square) swing jazz nightspot SWING46, where two decades later they still dominate the Big Apple Big Band swing scene!

For more information, visit https://www.georgegee.com/

Details

Date:
May 22
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Organizer

Birdland Jazz Club
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Venue

Birdland Jazz Club
315 W 44th St., New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036 US
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