George Gee Swing Orchestra / Century Turns 20!

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Century Ballroom says
Celebrate Century Ballroom's 20th Anniversary with a Live Swing night with George Gee Swing Orchestra.

21+
Intro Lesson: FREE with paid cover
Dance: $28 Adv / $35 Day Of

You may reserve a table for an additional $50. When you purchase your ticket with a reserved table you will specify whether you want one on the balcony or the main floor. Main floor tables are located around the perimeter of the dance floor.

Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/2797497

The George Gee Swing Orchestra from NYC was one of the original touring swing bands to play Century Ballroom when we opened!

About George Gee Swing Orchestra:
A native New Yorker, George always loved music. He grew up with rock’n’roll and R&B but in his teens, he also developed a powerful passion for jazz — especially the big band styles of the pre-World War II era. This passion continued into his time at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Already a jazz musician himself (demonstrating a flair for showmanship on his stand-up double bass!), George successfully created a big band music hour for the school’s radio station. Off-air, he often spoke of his true long-time dream: leading his own big band.

The station manager asked George to interview William “Count” Basie before a campus concert in 1979. This inspiring conversation changed George’s life… the very next day, he reached out to fellow jazz players to create a 17-piece big band, which quickly became a darling of the campus community.

Throughout the ‘80s, with the blessing and counsel of Mr. Basie himself, George honed his craft, spreading the gospel of swing throughout the Pittsburgh tri-state region. He returned home to New York City in 1990, and gathered top New York-based musicians — including veterans of the world’s most legendary big bands — to continue living his dream.
www.GeorgeGee.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/George-Gee-Swing-Orchestra/91067371411

Part of Century Ballroom's 20th Anniversary celebrations!
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