Now performing together for over 20 years, the GGRM is composed of veteran Traditional Jazz and Big Band players each with more than 40 years experience. Our influences range from King Oliver and Louis Armstrong of the 20s in Chicago to the sounds of the Eddie Condon bands in New York. Our "book" consists of at least 1000 songs and compositions from the ragtime era through that of of the big bands including jazz, old blues, vintage pop, and standards.
Wedding and special events planners and caterers give us a try! By dealing with us directly, we will be less expensive than going through an agent, and we absolutely guarantee a professional, crowd pleasing package presented by sober, non-smoking musicians with many, many years of experience. In addition, we are mostly acoustic with no loud electric guitars or keyboards, a feature that usually makes proprietors and their neighbors happy.
The full band consists of:
Scott Anthony, leader/banjo/guitar/vocals
Bob Schulz, cornet/vocals
Jim Rothermel, reeds (clarinet/soprano sax/alto sax)
John Hunt or Gary Reynolds, trombone
Jim Maihack, tuba/trombone/piano/vocals
Bob Hirsch, piano
Bill Maginnis, drums/vocals
We can provide almost any combination of the full lineup down to a duo if desired.
"When My Dreamboat Comes Home" 1989
"I Wonder What's Become Of..." 1997 (out of print)
"Big MachinE" 1998
"I Ain't Got No Body" 2006 (available online at CDBaby and many other digital distribution sites)
Sunday Jazz Club
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"I am sure that I speak for all in saying that you and the Machine were just the best. We usually l..."I am sure that I speak for all in saying that you and the Machine were just the best. We usually lose people in the 2nd set and that didn't happen--the toes just kept tapping and the smiles kept coming! And the songs were fun and added greatly to the spirit and all around frivolity!"
Our repertoire includes hundreds of Jazz standards, popular songs, and "novelty" tunes of the teens, 20s, and 30s and later. These typically include compositions like Canal Street Blues (King Oliver), Tin Roof Blues, Memories Of You (Eubie Blake), and The Saints Go Marching In (traditional). We vary tempos and keys to provide both dancers and listeners with a varied and enjoyable experience.
A three hour job generally breaks down to 3 sets with 2 15 minute breaks. The first set is almost always a full hour (about 16 selections) followed by 2 45 minute sets.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.