swingin' & rockin' around the globe 

A typical weekend for the artists of GGMI involves rockin' a party at the Waldorf-Astoria for excited newlyweds, a big band performance for jazz aficionados at the classic West Village club Smalls, an exhibition of sophisticated dance music for celebrants atop Rockefeller Center at the Rainbow Room, a jaunt to Jordan, Switzerland, Japan, or Brazil for a jazz festival, and an evening of hot swing at Times Square's SWING46 for accomplished dancers and troves of tourists alike. The ability to cross seamlessly from parties to jazz to swing is the engine that propels GGMI!

the best WHO plaY with the best

Many of our band members have played with legendary artists, like George Benson, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Roy Hargrove, the Dells, Kool and the Gang, Aretha Franklin, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder,Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett, Roy Haynes, Dizzy Gillespie, Abbey Lincoln, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Roberta Flack, Tony Bennett, Gloria Gaynor, Sarah Vaughn, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge, Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Cassandra Wilson, Regina Belle, and Lionel Hampton. Various band members have trained and taught at the most prestigious institutions, such as Jazz@Lincoln Center, Juilliard, Berklee College of Music, Columbia University, and The New School.

THE GEORGE GEE ORCHESTRA

GGMI embraces the varied dialects of jazz music and has headlined at The Frankie Manning Centennial, The Morristown Blues & Jazz Festival, The Zurich Arts Festival (Switzerland), and the "I Love Jazz" Festival (Brazil).

Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Bill Clinton, The Jordanian Royal Family and Scarlett Johansson have all enjoyed the musicians of GGMI. GGMI always rocks the house!

The 17pc. George Gee Swing Orchestra Live at Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing on Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Bandleader George Gee featured on The Travel Channel series "Cool Jobs" broadcast in 2017. Filmed at SWING46 Jazz & Supper Club in Times Square, NYC - where the band performs every Tuesday evening! 

  • “George Gee and his fabulous musicians made the party!”
    — Scarlett Johansson
  • “George Gee towers above the competition!”
    — Magic Johnson
  • “George’s band sounds just like the original recordings. I should know, I produced many of them!”
    — Quincy Jones
  • “ Let me remind you – George Gee & Swing Makes You Happy and that ain’t rocket science! ”
    — Bill Nye
  • “The Swingin’est band in the land”
    — Frankie Manning
  • “Thank you, George, for a wedding night of dancing we will never forget!”
    — Julianna Margulies
  • “George Gee knows Big Band Jazz and how to play for dancing!”
    — Frank Foster
  • “George Gee is fabulous, can’t wait for “Happy Days” to be here again!!”
    — Donny Most
  • “My man Georgie has a bright future in the music business...”
    — Count Basie