GCO Dance Band
A slightly smaller version of the GCO, our dance band features the music of the 1920s and early 1930s including Paul Whiteman, Jean Goldkette, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, and more. The 13 piece ensemble includes 3 trumpets, two trombones, 3 saxophones, violin, banjo, piano, bass, and drums. Option available to add a male vocalist to the line up.
Our premiere group - the Glenn Crytzer Orchestra, is a 15 piece big band that featuring the music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and more, as well as new music composed and arranged in the vintage style by Glenn Crytzer. The band consists of 3 tpts, 3 tbns, 4 saxes, clarinet, guitar, piano, string bass, and drums. Options available to add our male and/or female singer to the line-up.
The GCO's performance can be augmented into a full 1930s style stage show or 1940s style USO show with the addition of vintage-style performers such as: flying lindy hoppers, tap dancers, chorus girls, novelty dance numbers, acrobats, vocal harmony groups, and more. Stage show acts are easily interchangeable, so presenters have the option of choosing which types and how many acts to include.
The Savoy Seven
For venues not large enough to support the full big band the GCO offers a Swing-Era combo: The Savoy Seven.
The Savoy Seven is a 7 piece combo that includes trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. It's modeled after the early 1940s Benny Goodman Septet, and plays BG's music as well as the music of John Kirby, Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, the Gramercy Five and others.
GC Small Groups
For the most intimate venues the GCO offers a very small combos.
The GC Quartette is a combo consisting of trumpet, saxophone, guitar, and bass. The group is modeled after the Spainier-Bechet "Big Four" and plays popular songs from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The quartet can be expanded to a quintet or sextet.