About GCJB Jazz Band:
Formed in the Summer of 2007, the Gainesville Community Jazz Band, Inc. (GCJB Jazz Band) is a 17-piece jazz band that plays a wide range of big band styles such as traditional swing, dance, latin, and contemporary jazz. GCJB Jazz Band is incorporated in the State of Florida as a non-profit organization. All funds raised are used to support the activities of the band, and to purchase new music and gear. Please contact us so we can be part of your next event.
If you share our deep passion for jazz and have a commitment to presenting quality performances to the Gainesville area, the GCJB Jazz Band is the group for you. This is a great group to be part of and plays lots of gigs around the area. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7 - 9 pm at Grace United Methodist Church or on ocassion at an alternate location provided by our lead Trumpet player, Paul McReynolds. If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us. For more information about Upcoming Performances click here.
About GCJB Jazz Band's Officers
Marco Thomas - President (Director / Bass Trombone)
Marco Thomas began his professional music training at Florida Southern College earning a Bachelors of Music Education while studying under Director of Instrumental Studies and Director of Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Brian S. Brink. He was also a student of world renowned jazz composer and trumpet player, Nat Adderley (Work Song). Marco was awarded a Masters in Music Performance in Trombone from the University of Florida studying under Dr. Arthur Jennings and played with the UF Jazz Ensemble while there.
Marco is a past member of the Atlanta-based African American Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra. Currently he performs with several groups around the area and has published recent articles with Instrumentalist Magazine.
Pattie Glenn - Vice President (Marketing / Featured Vocalist)
Pattie Glenn (bio pending)
Roger Medlock - Secretary (Producer / Trumpet)
Roger Medlock has been involved in the music making process for his entire life as both a musician and recording engineer. He has recorded numerous concerts on behalf of Good Moo's Productions and Soundview Multimedia and has been an active performer in numerous rock, jazz and concert bands regionally. Roger performs regularly with BOA, GCJB Jazz Band and Santa Fe Brass. He has also been a past performer with UF's Jazz Ensemble and the Gainesville Community Band.
Click here to link to GCJB Jazz Band's website or here to link to GCJB Jazz Band's FaceBook page. For more information about hring GCJB Jazz Band or should you have an interest in playing with the group, please contact Marco Thomas via e-mail here or call Roger Medlock at (352) 505-0305.