The musicians of the George Gee Orchestra are equally honored to play dazzling public shows, at prestigious concert halls around the world, as to perform for private audiences at select weddings, corporate productions, black-tie galas and other exclusive gatherings. Their positive attitude, combined with world-class versatility and skill, creates an outstanding musical backdrop for your special event.
Fun Music for Great Parties!
The George Gee Orchestra musicians can create exactly the sound you’re looking for, from Mozart to Motown! You’ve probably already heard their work, because many of George’s musicians have also performed under legendary bandleaders including Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton; with such top stars as Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Earth Wind & Fire, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys and Tito Puente; and in nationally recognized bands including the Saturday Night Live Band, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and countless Broadway orchestras.
So in addition to our signature swing, big band and jazz styles, you can request classic rock’n’roll, old-school funk/R&B grooves and even more contemporary selections from Michael Jackson to Justin Timberlake or Lady Gaga! It’s a guaranteed good time. We call it “Swing that Rocks and Rock that Swings!”
The Right Size Band
Once you’ve decided on the mood and pace you want for your party, we’ll help arrange for the perfectly right size band.
All the Right Tunes – Never Too Loud!
Our tremendous repertoire includes hundreds of familiar favorites – all served up in fresh George Gee style – and always at the right volume for your event. Be confident that your guests will be able to mingle and chat comfortably. And as your guests get more energetic, the band will match them literally step for step! George Gee’s emcee style always takes a classic and sophisticated approach. Recorded music is always provided at no additional charge during the Orchestra’s short breaks, so that there’s never a lull in the party. (With prior special agreement, continuous live music can be arranged.) See a representative song list.
It’s no secret that the key to a memorable party is planning! Right from the start, expect George Gee himself to go the extra mile for you and your guests, providing personal, accessible and knowledgeable consultation. He will meet with you well in advance to discuss musical preferences, but also work closely with banquet managers, event professionals, technical directors, sound and lighting designers, and other key staff to ensure that the entire event runs smoothly! On the day of your event, the furthest thing from your mind should be executing the details of your special occasion.
- George and his entire team pride themselves on meticulous professionalism, including well-dressed personnel (dress code is set in advance as part of your contract), timely set-up and prompt, diligent tear-down.
- George Gee and all of his musicians are members of Local 802 (NYC) of the American Federation of Musicians.
- The George Gee Orchestra carries a $1 million dollar liability insurance policy and also accepts major credit/debit cards for deposits.
We are selective about private event dates, which are scheduled around club appearances and music festivals. However, please don’t hesitate to inquire about availability for any date you may have in mind.