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Gregg Gelb Jazz 4 'tet - 8 'tet, Big Band

Jazz Band from Raleigh, NC - Will travel up to 500 miles
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GREGG GELB In addition to leading the Gregg Gelb Jazz Quartet, Gregg Gelb (8-piece) Swing Band and other small groups, he is founder and director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Society, and co-founder and player with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. His groups all perform a wide ranging jazz repertoire. Jazz standards are at the core of the repertoire but Latin, Blues, Funk standards as well as many Gelb originals are usually mixed in. The groups perform for concerts, dances and all other functions. He is a recipient of the Jazz Composers Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. Please view his website for reviews, repertoire, previous employment, recordings, and more.

In a recent review in the Raleigh News and Observer of Gregg's recent CD, "Breakaway,",Owen Cordle (also of Jazz Times) said, “Gig for gig, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Gregg Gelb may have been the busiest jazz musician in central North Carolina for the last 20 years. As leader of the Gregg Gelb Swing Band, director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, a founding member of the NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra, a jazz educator, and leader of numerous ad-hoc small groups, Gelb is, by example, an advocate for the music. With "Breakaway" (MG Records), he cuts to the heart of his experience - a quartet blowing session with seven of his original compositions. Most of the tunes are singable, and Gelb offers warm-toned improvisation on each. His solos balance lyricism and fluid double-time passages. His rhythmic feeling is straight-ahead and swinging.”

He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and a DMA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was a Visiting Artist in the North Carolina Community Colleges and he has taught music in universities and public schools throughout North Carolina. He teaches Introduction to Jazz online for Central Carolina Community College, and a Jazz Improvisation Workshop and private lessons at Marsh Woodwinds in Raleigh.

Partial List of Presenters and Schools who have hired Gregg and his ensembles over the years:
Presenters:
NC Museum of Art
NC Museum of History
NC Symphony
Artsplosure, Raleigh
Oriental Theatre
Temple Theatre
Duke University Institute of the Arts
Carrboro Arts Center
Friends of the Given Library
Tryon Estates
Fearrington House
Pinehurst Hotel
Raleigh Parks and Recreation
NC School of the Arts
Halifax Community College
Triangle Swing Dance Society
Carolina Inn
Bogart's, Raleigh (Jazz coordinator 2004 - present)
Sullivan's, Raleigh (Jazz coordinator 1999 -2004)
Smokehouse Jazz
Cardinal Club, Raleigh
Rowan Public Library
Lee County Centennial
City of Winston Salem
Craven Community Concerts Association, New Bern
Smokehouse Jazz
NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
Durham Symphony Orchestra
University of North Carolina Alumni Association
University of North Carolina Dental School
University of North Carolina Alumni Club
Quail Ridge Books and Music
Wake Forest Parks and Recreation
Rockingham Community College
(more)
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Gregg Gelb Jazz 4 'tet - 8 'tet, Big Band will also travel to Garner, Cary, Knightdale, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, Rolesville, Wendell, Clayton, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Willow Spring, New Hill, Zebulon, Youngsville, Angier, Creedmoor, Chapel Hill, Franklinton, Middlesex, Northside, Smithfield, Butner, Coats, Selma, Carrboro, Benson, Moncure, Four Oaks.
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