Harlem's Hottest Entertainment Night Spot
every Monday starting May 24th
Featuring The George Gee 17pc. Big Band
(aka The George Gee Swing Orchestra)
With Jazz and Blues Vocalist John Dokes
New York, New York -- Beginning May 24, 2010, The George Gee 17-piece Big Band will begin a weekly Monday night engagement at Harlem's newest hotspot - Gospel Uptown/GU LIVE! (Located at 2110 Seventh Avenue @ 125th Street). Featuring jazz and blues vocalist John Dokes (in the style of Joe Williams and Billy Eckstine), George Gee and his big band orchestra pays tribute to the swingin' music of Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and many other Savoy Ballroom jazz icons! This marks the return of regular Big Band Jazz to Uptown NYC after a long hiatus!
After a recent successful presentation by Jazzmobile, bandleader George Gee and GU LIVE! Opened discussions about bringing George's popular musical group to the centrally located GU LIVE! which offers an elegant and sophisticated supper club atmosphere - featuring an exquisite dining experience, full bar, wooden dance floor, elegance ambiance and a spacious comfortable setting.
The George Gee Big Band has been in a swing-fest for over 30 years. The 17-piece big band has performed for many of the top names in the music industry including multi- Grammy Award winner Quincy Jones and jazz music giant Frank Foster. The band has performed for the Prince of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, appeared on PBS Live at Lincoln Center" for 11 million viewers, and dazzled audiences from Zurich to Tokyo, at The World Famous Apollo Theater and Savoy Sundays" shows for the New York Swing Dance Society. Recent highlights include headlining at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, and spotlighted on Entertainment Tonight
This weekly special entertainment event will surely be a future jewel in the crown of Harlem's Second Renaissance and offer swing dancers and big band fans a place to enjoy master artists perform the classic sounds and singular style that has made Harlem a beloved cultural capital.
Performances every Monday from 8pm to 11pm beginning May 24th, doors open at 6pm
$15 music charge is requested with a $20 table minimum or a $10 minimum at the bar.
Gospel Uptown is located at 2110 Seventh Ave (125th St.) in Harlem, NYC