The Joe Gransden Atlanta, Ga based 16 Piece Big Band would love your support funding their new recording project! The project is a collection of American song book classics along with some very hip new originals & arrangements!

Our mission is to help restore relevance and passion for the Big Band sound! We hope to re-imagine the continuation of new Big Band music for today and into the future, becoming the classics that tomorrow's musicians will study! We also seek to feature the individual talents of the JG Big Band, showing how each player's unique set of skills contributes to the overall power and class of the ensemble!

One of the greatest challenges when producing a project of this size and magnitude consisting of a 16 piece orchestra, world class engineers and producers is the funding. We will be recording, mixing and mastering at one of the best sound producing studios in the Southeast!

Thank you for considering folks! We would be honored to take you on this journey with us! The recording process is intense. We will constantly be uploading videos from the sessions and updating our page with photos. We want you to be a part of this new cd! it's going to be a blast!!

We appreciate your contribution so much and we are thrilled that the sound of the Big Band is close to your heart!

Thank you!


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Joe Gransden - Leader, Vocals, Trumpet

Mace Hibbard - Lead Alto Saxophone

Sam Skelton - Alto Saxophone

John Sandfort - Tenor Saxophone

Mike Walton - Tenor Saxophone

Don Erdman - Baritone Saxophone

Wes Funderburk - Lead Trombone/Arranger

Tom Gibson - Trombone

Kevin Hyde - Trombone

Lee Watts - Bass Trombone

Chip Crotts - Lead Trumpet

Clark Hunt - Trumpet

Kevin Lyons - Trumpet

Hardin Butcher - Trumpet

Melvin Jones - Trumpet

Geoff Haydon - Piano

Neal Starkey - Bass

Justin Varnes - Drums