GTA Big Band

Celebrating its seventeenth anniversary in 2013, the GTA Swing Band continues to delight audiences with its high-energy performances of popular tunes from the swing era. Specializing in the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington among others, the band has garnered a reputation for lively, fun-filled performances that leave crowds cheering for more.

“The enthusiasm of the members and the fun they have when playing are what make the GTA Swing Band truly special – and the audience picks up on that. Like our audiences, this band consists of people of all ages from all walks of life who are bound together by this common interest – swing music. (Vic Lawrence)

In the past few years, the GTA Swing Band has wowed audiences at a plethora of locales in Southern and Central Ontario. In Toronto, for instance, the band has filled dance floors at the Royal York Hotel, The Royal Ontario Museum, Balmy Beach Yacht Club, Ash Bridges Bay Yacht Club, St. Lawrence Hall, the Moonlight Ballroom, the Winchester, the Bamboo Club, Mr. Slate, the historic Palais Royale and the iconic Dunn’s Pavilion (Kee to Bala). It has also become a regular attraction at the Hamilton Convention Centre’s Battle of the Bands, where it has won twice for Best Stage Show Band. In 2003 & 2005 the band teamed up with Curtain Call Players to present the musical “Sentimental Journey” to raves from critics and sold-out audiences alike. Each summer, the band also stops in Haliburton to get swing fans “in the mood” for giving at the annual fundraiser for the local hospital and hospice.

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