This southwest Michigan 18 piece jazz band, Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, is considered one of the premier big bands in the Midwest. Established in 2005, the ensemble is an eclectic mix of professional musicians, music educators and devoted big band "junkies." The band draws from a vast library of classic big band literature and faithfully reproduces the power and excitement of the leading bands of yesteryear, like Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Count Basie. The GLJO also showcases the sounds of more contemporary ensembles like Frank Mantooth and Maynard Ferguson.
Add a sprinkling of ballads, standards and vocal numbers. Shake well. Have a listen to some of the pieces in the GLJO's repertoire:
Enjoy a few sample cuts from the CD: