My Gigs

This page dedicated to my peeps – you ask what I’ve been up to…so here you go:  (George Lake BB plays every 3rd Mon @ Seven44 Club 7:30 pm)

Sept 15/14 – GLBB @ Seven44 Club 7:30-10:30

Sept 6/14 – GLBB Legion Br. 258 Highland Creek (Veteran’s Tribute) 3-5 pm

Aug 27/14 – GLBB @ Amica in Whitby 7:30-9 pm

Jul 26/14 – GLBB @ The Beaches Jazz Festival Big Band Stage 3-5 pm

Jul 25/14 – GLBB Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island

Jun 26/14 – GLBB’s Tribute to Stan Kenton @ Hugh’s Room 8-10:30 pm

Jun 8/14 – Pickering Rec Seniors Dance 2-4 pm

Jun 7/14 – GLBB – Mason’s Annual Banquet

May 24/14 – GLBB @ Dovercourt Dance Hall

May 10/14 – GLBB Cathedral Bluffs Yacht Club

May 2/14 – GLBB – Vineland Golf Club

Apr 11/14 – GLBB – Annual Fire Fighters Ball @ The Sheraton Hotel 8-12 pm

Mar 23/14-GLBB @ Pickering Rec Seniors Dance 2-4 pm

Feb 23/14-GLBB @ Scarborough Civic 2-4 pm Free – Dance floor

Jan20/Feb 17/Mar 17/Apr 21/May 19/Jun16/Jul 21/Aug 18/2014 – GLBB @ Seven44.

Sept 16/Oct 21/Nov18/Dec 16/13: George Lake BB at the Seven44 Club.

Aug 19/13: George Lake BB at the Seven44 Club.

July 28/13: George Lake BB at Retirement Suites in Whitby, Ont.

July 27/13: Big Smoke Big Band at the Beaches Jazz Festival – Big Band Stage – great outdoor event – fun!

July 27/13:  George Lake BB at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club on Toronto Island – our 3rd yr – fun gig – no locust lol.

July 26&27/13: George Lake BB at the Beaches Jazz Festival – Big Band Stage – great outdoor event – fun!

July 21/13: Columbus Concert Band at Columbus Centre. Well attended once again!

July 15/13: George Lake BB at the Seven44 Club.

July 7/13: Columbus Concert Band at Columbus Centre .  Great gig – well attended.

June 2/13: George Lake plays Pickering RIBFEST in beautiful Ajax!  While it looked threatening the rain stayed away!!

June 1/13: George Lake at annual ball of the Mason’s at the Ajax Convention Centre – always a great gig – they love us – we love them.

May 26/13: Columbus Concert Band at Carassauga Multi-Cultural Festival.

May 20/13:  George Lake Big Band at the SEVEN44 Club –  Great night had by all !!

April 15/13:  George Lake Big Band at the SEVEN44 Club – Great night had by all !!

April 14/13: Columbus Concert Band at Famee Furlane fundraising event.

April 12/13:  George Lake Big Band at the annual Fire Fighter’s Ball at the Sheraton Hotel, in downtown Toronto.  Great crowd – even some of our dancers from our swing dance class!!  The crowd was dressed to the nines as was the band.

March 24/13:  George Lake BB – Pickering Recreation Centre (Pickering, Ont.) for it’s annual Spring Afternoon Tea Dance.   We get around 400 of the over 55+ crowd – who enjoy dancing on a hugh dance floor and boasts the biggest line dance, called the slosh, in the East!  I must call Guinness World Book of Records….

March 3/13: George Lake Big Band – Scarborough Civic Rotunda concert/dance.

February 15/13:  The George Lake Big Band was performing as part of the radio station JazzFM 91 Big Band Jazz Safari.  We performed at the old Lithuania House on Bloor St in Toronto’s west end – we had a blast and a wonderful audience that could really dance – we many swing dancers came from the Bees Knees, Dovercourt & beyond.  Jaymz Bee, JazzFm91 on air host and host of the Jazz Safari was leading the Safari and local Toronto jazz singer, Elize LaGrow, who was  a guest on the Safari,  surprised the audience with a great rendition of “Why don’t You Do Right” – what a treat.  We had a blast.

February 19/13:  The George Lake Big Band at the SEVEN44 Club.  February was an exceptional gig as we feature the music of the late great Stan Kenton.  Standing room only for this night of wonderful music  written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra and performed by George Lake Big Band.  We were honoured to have Ken Bordon and his Stan Kenton fan club members to see the show once again.   A guess who else was in the audience?  Peter C. Newman – wow!  Apparently, he’s a big Stan Kenton fan – who knew?   Great time had by all.

February 15/13:  The George Lake Big Band was performing as part of the radio station JazzFM 91 Big Band Jazz Safari.  We performed at the old Lithuania House on Bloor St in Toronto’s west end – we had a blast and a wonderful audience that could really dance – we many swing dancers came from the Bees Knees, Dovercourt & beyond.  Jaymz Bee, JazzFm91 on air host and host of the Jazz Safari, performed a great rendition of Minnie the Moocher with the band and local Toronto jazz singer, Elize LaGrow, who was  a guest on the Safari,  surprised the audience with a great rendition of “Why don’t You Do Right” – what a treat.  We had a blast.

January 21/13:  George Lake Big Band at the SEVEN44 Club (744 Mt. Pleasant & Eglinton Ave Toronto-formerly the Chick’n’Deli) We have played the 3rd Monday of every month since May 2004.  7:30-10:30 pm.

 

 

 

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