Joe Gransden

Joe Gransden Big Band
Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Atlanta’s 16 player Big Band, under direction of Joe Gransden, has wowed audiences every time they take the stage, be it at a full theatre such as Georgia Ensemble or on the first and third Monday of each month at Café 290 in Sandy Springs.

For the third year they will play a series of four concerts at Georgia Ensemble. This week it was their Swing Central, with many of the arrangements by Wes Funderburk, a noted trombonist and faculty member at GSU.

If you like the big band sounds of groups such as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller, you’ll flip out for Joe and the band as they go back in time to days when we didn’t have politicians and extra commercials thrown at us relentlessly.

Next up in this esteem concert series will be the Home for the Holidays one-nighter on December 12th. The band will be joined by Laura Coyle, a local jazz vocalist with quite a following. If you don’t know the band or Laura, I am pretty sure you can find plenty of clips at youtube.

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