Gregg Gelb

Why book Gregg Gelb?

Gregg Gelb is a band leader, saxophonist, clarinetist, arranger, composer, and educator. In addition to leading his eight-piece Swing Band, Fiesta Latin/Jazz Orchestra, and jazz combos, 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. He also directs the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble. He is recipient of a Jazz Composers Award from the North Carolina Arts Council. His bands have played for all types of events throughout North Carolina and beyond for over 20 years.



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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates


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.

Additional Booking Notes

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.

Gregg Gelb

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.

The team providing the talent:

Gregg Gelb

Leader, arranger, saxophone, clarinet

Chris Gelb


Kathy Gelb


Steve Anderson


Paul Ingbretsen


Grant Osborne


Ramon Ortiz


Steve Lucente


Gary Brunotte


Steve Boletchek


Leroy Barley


Jim Ketch


Set List

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.

Influences & Inspiration

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.

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Gregg Gelb to find out what their setup requirements are.

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