The Band
"It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Aint Got That Swing)" / Duke Ellington (1932)

Gerry Grimo and The East Bay Jazz Ensemble take you on a sentimental journey through the sound of the classic big bands. In 1932, Duke Ellington and Ivie Anderson did not wait for Benny Goodman and Fletcher Henderson to announce the beginning of the Swing Era.

We're an energetic 10 - 13 piece ensemble delivering the best in jazz, pop and R&B music. Pretty ballads and soulful instrumentals greet your guests as they arrive, serenade during champagne and cocktails, and soothe in the background during dinner. Of course we're always happy to pull out the stops any time and launch into full performance mode for your dancing and entertainment enjoyment.

Our selection, energy, good humor, appearance and professionalism make us highly desirable for a wide variety of events.

In any situation the music has to be great and everyone has to have a great time. This is where our over 30 years in the music business can really be of service to you.

We offer many ensembles and bands, as well as a wide variety of show entertainment. Like most bands playing weddings and private functions our repertoire includes a wide range of material from the 1930's through 1999 with an emphasis on the "hits": Big Band, Swing, Standards, Jazz, Oldies, Motown/R & B, Classic rock, Seventies "Dance"/Funk, 80's and 90's Pop/Dance music, Reggae, Country, Ballroom, Show/Movie tunes, Latin and "ethnic" selections and more

Gerry Grimo and The East Bay Jazz Ensemble can make your event sizzle.  We have fun performing and it shows.