GREGG GELB is a saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, educator and band leader. In addition to leading his Small Jazz Groups of between 2 – 5 players, he leads an eight-piece Swing Band, is founder and player/director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Society, co-founder and player/arranger with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, director of the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and also directs the Fiesta Latin/Jazz Band. He is a recipient of a Jazz Composers Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. He and his bands have been a top choice for concerts, parties, school shows, weddings and dances throughout North Carolina for 15 years. He has performed as saxophone soloist with the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra on many occasions. 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 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.
Gregg Gelb: Leader, arranger, saxophone, clarinet
Chris Gelb: drummer
Kathy Gelb: Vocalist
Steve Anderson: piano
Paul Ingbretsen: bass
Grant Osborne: piano
Ramon Ortiz: percussion
Steve Lucente: trombone
Gary Brunotte: piano
Steve Boletchek: bass
Leroy Barley: trumpet
Jim Ketch: trumpet
There are so many big bands and small jazz groups from the entire span of jazz that influence us so it is not easy to say who are the main influences. We have drawn upon many influences to derive a personal sound that is aimed at giving listeners and dancers something that is unique but based on the great traditions of jazz.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
We provide a variety of audiences with music that is of very high quality because of our many years of experience.
We engage listening, dancing and school audiences with our energy, variety, historical connection, and creativity.
We are professional; we take care of business, are prompt, organized, and flexible.
We can bring our sound system for most small venues that fit up to about 500 people. We prefer venues to provide a tuned grand piano but usually bring our own keyboards.
Our song list is very long and because there are still so many great tunes to play we keep adding to it. Please view our repertoire list at our website but that by no means is all the tunes we can play.
Available for Your
Bar/Lounge, Christmas Party, Club/Nightclub, Concert Venue, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Festival, Fundraiser, Holiday Party, Private Party, Wedding Reception, Workshop
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