About GCJB Jazz Band:
Formed in the Summer of 2007, the 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. If you share our deep passion for jazz and have a commitment to presenting quality performances to the Gainesville area, 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 Director, Marco Thomas:
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 Instrumentatilst Magazine.
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.