The Joe Gransden 16 Piece Big Band is quickly becoming one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. Originally formed in 2009 Joe and the guys have continued to build momentum and are performing numerous shows around the country. The bands new release entitled "It's A Beautiful Thing" has sold incredibly well and is getting radio air play all over the world! The cd was recorded live at Cafe 290 in Atlanta Georgia where the band holds a steady gig the 1st & 3rd Monday's every single month. "The Big Band truly has its own sound and really swings!" Says Gransden, "I attribute that to the arrangements that were all written by jazz trombone great Wes Funderburk! It's such a pleasure to front a band of top musicians that can interpret Wes's arrangements perfectly! These guys are the best!"
There legion of fans continues to grow as well. Smokey Robinson says
"Joe has an innate ability to connect with an audience. His singing and trumpet playing are world class. Throw in his 16 piece big band and you have something very special!"
Clint Eastwood Says
"Joe is a young man with and old soul and a classic voice. He is a great new talent with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. And don't forget, he plays a hell of a trumpet!"
Freddie Cole says
" Joe is an extraordinary musician and on top of that, a wonderful person and that ain't no lie. With Joe singin' and the band swingin' It's a Beautiful Thing!"
Joe and His 16 Piece Big Band recently played two sold out shows at the World Famous Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC!
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Joe and his 16 Piece Big Band played two sold-out standing room only shows at The blue Note in New York City July 8th 2013th! Here are some photo's from the concert!
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Joe has two Orchestral Pop's Concerts written for him and full orchestra!
He has performed them across the country w/groups including: The Atlanta Symphony, The Reno Philharmonic, The Columbus Symphony, The Augusta Symphony and many more!
1. I'll Be Home For Christmas" features Joe singing & playing your favorite Holiday Classics! With lush strings and soaring brass this is a fantastic show not to be missed!
Songs include "I'll Be Home For Christmas, Let It Snow, Baby It's Cold Outside, Linus & Lucy, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year plus many more!
2. "The Music Of Johnny Mercer & Friends" features Joe celebrating the timeless compositions by Johnny Mercer! With hits like I'm Old Fashioned, Charade, Too Marvelous For Words, Georgia On My Mind and others this show is a hit wherever Joe performs it!
“Joe Gransden is a first rate musician with a winning personality, both on and off the stage. His performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra were warmly received by the audience and musicians alike!"
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Omaha Symphony, The Philly Pops and The Baltimore Symphony
“Joe is an incredibly sensitive musician and knows how to bring the audience to the excitement happening on the stage"!
Augusta Symphony Orchestra
“I love listening to Joe perform because he has a marvelous connection with the music he plays and sings. His innate understanding of interpreting classics is something that you can't learn, it's natural. He is a great musician!"
Michael Feinstein, Singer/Piano Player
“Joe Gransden and his trio were the perfect choice for our Valentine’s Day Pops Concert! Joe played and sang with style and his trio was a remarkable ensemble. His orchestra charts were first class. In sum, it was a most satisfying collaboration!"
George Del Gobbo
Music Director and Conductor Columbus Symphony Orchestra
“Joe Gransden had the Reno audience in the palm of his hands. His good humor and superb musicianship made our Holiday Show truly spectacular! What an entertainer!"
Jason Altieri Conductor
Actor Craig Robinson stopped by our show at Cafe 290! He sat in w/the big band and sang "Fly Me to The Moon!" Very cool guy and a great singer!
It has been a pleasure to work for and become friends w/Clint Eastwood over the past few years!