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.