About GBH Big Band...
GBH Big Band is made up of professional musicians from the Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire regions. Over nearly a quarter of a century the band has evolved  playing both standard big band repertoire and more ambitious projects such as Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto and Paul Hart's Concerto for guitar and jazz orchestra. They've performed the UK Premiere of Nils Lindberg's A Christmas Cantata with Cantamus Chamber Choir and Ellington's Sacred Concert with massed choirs and Tina May. Their legendary Christmas gigs are a highlight and have featured the amazing Georgina Jackson and British jazz aristocracy in the guise of Iain Ballamy and Jason Rebello!. 

Contact GBH Big Band...
GBH are available for festival, concert hall and private performances. A versatile band, GBH can perform in a range of line-ups to suit your needs. For example:

  • Full big band
  • 8-piece
  • Small band (trio, quartet, quintet, etc.)

If you have a specific request, i.e. a singer, this can also be catered for.

If you'd like to book the band for an event, please email Mike Daniels .

GBH Live feat. Clara Cecilia Atkins

GBH Live with Lifted Voices Gospel Choir at Wiltshire Music Centre

Upcoming Gigs

Previous events

10 of Gershwin's most famous tunes arranged by Ned Bennett for big band, solo vocalist and massed choir featuring GBH Big Band, strings, Emma Smith, Cantamus Chamber Choir and the WMC Chorus, brought together and directed by Mike Daniels - who could ask for anything more! N.B. We wish Liane Carroll all our best but we're very excited to have Emma Smith come and sing.

£22 / £10 students / Free U18s with paying adult (up to three U18s with one Adult ticket, discount applied in basket) (includes £2 booking fee)

GBH Big Band

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

This one is now only a week away with Christmas 2022 set be a good one! The legendary feel-good GBH Big Band Christmas never fails to deliver and if you missed out last year here’s another chance to hear the amazing Georgina Jackson whose sublime singing, awesome trumpet playing and witty repartee is perfectly complemented by GBH under the ebullient direction of Mike Daniels. Georgina blew us away in 2021 with her exemplary swing vocals including seasonal tunes from Ella Fitzgerald, a stunning rendition of What a Wonderful World and a cracking duet with Mike. Expect familiar favourites and more new-found gems as GBH continues to scour the jazz world for new arrangements and original charts played by the best jazz musicians in the south-west to create the perfect big band Christmas to fill your stocking. Wiltshire Music Centre https://www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk/whats-on/gbh-big-band-3

A Merry GBH Big Band Christmas

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

Sorry it's been a while but the legendary GBH Big Band Christmas is here again! Come and experience the excitement of a big band in action featuring some of the best jazz musicians in the south west joined by Georgina Jackson, not only a superb “smoky voiced singer”, but also a trumpet player who has starred in The Big Band Proms and festivals around the globe. Expect seasonal favourites from stunning arrangements by Ellington, Basie and Tom Kubis to familiar standards made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and some new surprises to make your pre Christmas go with a swing.

Tickets £22 / £10 under 18s + students

GBH Big Band - Fly me to the Moon - a stellar evening of jazz!

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National Star College, Ullenwood Manor Road, Cheltenham

Come fly with GBH Big Band and vocalist Jo Sercombe beyond the stars for an evening of exhilarating big band jazz and swing. Stars and planets provide the theme for an enticing selection of songs including Fly me to the Moon, Come Fly with me, Beyond the Sea and Moondance and a selection of instrumental tunes to transport you beyond the atmosphere! GBH Big Band, based in Bath recently played to a sellout crowd with Tina May and have a reputation for performing fabulous big band music with stunning soloists. Trumpeter and leader Mike Daniels has put together an extra special band for this evening with the cream of the South West’s jazz musicians for a fabulous evening of full on big band music.

Mike Daniels music director Tina May vocals Soul Celebration Community Choir WMC Chorus Cantamus Chamber Choir GBH Big Band

Mike Daniels cooks up a sumptious programme of Duke Ellington's legendary Sacred Concert, showcasing GBH Big Band, featuring international jazz vocalist Tina May and the massed choirs.

Powerful swing, stunning jazz vocals, soulful choral singing and a show-stopping tap dance combine in this Sunday afternoon treat celebrating food and love.

A Bradford on Avon Food of Love Festival promotion

Quite simply, Christmas wouldn't be the same without this concert! Join GBH and Cantamus for an irresistible stocking-full of seasonal delights including Silent Night and a suite of jazz carol arrangements by Matt Finch. With other familiar festive delights, this winning combination brings you a merry jazzy Christmas feast. Tickets: £16 / £10 - Available from Wiltshire Music Centre Box Office

Who's Afraid of the Big Band Wolf?

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

GBH brings the big band to life with an amazing version of Peter and the Wolf arranged by Oliver Nelson, a master of the big band genre. With special guests Lifted Voices Choir (finalists in Gospel Choir of the Year 2016) and a cappella jazz quintet Vadé this gig will banish any big bad blues.
Tickets: £15 / £5 students / £1 children (with full price adult)

GOSPEL WORKSHOP with Lifted Voices at 1pm before the concert. Just £5 with a concert ticket!