About GBH Big Band...
GBH Big Band is made up of professional musicians from the Bath, Bristol and Wiltshire regions. The band has enjoyed a career of over ten years together, playing both conventional big band repertoire and more unusual projects such as Ellington's Nutcracker Suite, Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto (written for the Woody Herman Band) and Paul Hart's Concerto for guitar and jazz orchestra. They recently performed the UK Premiere of Nils Lindberg's A Christmas Cantata with Cantamus Chamber Choir featuring Jason Rebello on piano.

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

GBH Big Band Christmas and 20th birthday

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford on Avon

GBH Big Band’s legendary Christmas concert is back to fill your stockings with seasonal jazz, a classy mix of big band fayre and a host of cracking surprises. ‘Tis the season to be jolly and friends from the world of jazz join GBH to celebrate in their 20th birthday year in this annual cracker of a concert.

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.

Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert feat Tina May

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

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

Another Merry Jazzy Christmas!

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Gorgeous Big Horns Big Band return with their now legendary Christmas gig at the Wiltshire Music Centre. Featuring all the usual festive favourites and some new ones, expect tinsel, cracker jokes and some fantastic music. Book now to avoid disappointment! Pre- concert music in the foyer with Cantamus Chamber Choir

Now that's what I call a merry jazzy Christmas!

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

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!

Merry Jazzy Big Band Christmas

Wiltshire Music Centre, Ashley Road, Bradford on Avon

Jazz up your pre-Christmas preparations with a selection of seasonal favourites, whimsical readings and fireside crackers with some surprise stocking fillers. Extra vocals and guests make this a fun filled exploration of seasonal music to suit every jazz taste.

Pre-concert music in the foyer from 6.15pm.

Praise for GBH Big Band