The George Rose Big Band

Celebrating over forty years of continuous operation as an orchestra/ band providing big band music to London, Toronto and the GTA, Hamilton, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, St. Catherines, Niagara Falls, Guelph, Burlington, Oakville, Brantford and the surrounding area, The George Rose Big Band shows no sign of slowing down. This highly charged swinging band in Ontario is all about musical entertainment at its best. Whether your event requires the services of a dance band, swing orchestra, or jazz band, even big band recordings, this notable swinging band in Ontario has the answer. It should be noted that as well as the big band/ jazz orchestra format, the group can also provide smaller bands for jazz music entertainment during cocktails or dinner, whether for corporate entertainment or as an intimate wedding reception band. The bottom line is this: if you want great music in Ontario, there’s no need to look any further.

“Quality music is the most important element of our performance,” claims big band leader George Rose. “We spend a great deal of time and money on good musical arrangements, as we feel the quality of our musical performance is a reflection on us as musicians.” Once you hear this high quality orchestra play consistently great music in Ontario, you realize how true that statement is. Excellent vocals both male and female highlight this big band’s performances, with tunes made famous by such artists as Beyonce, Norah Jones, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Julie London, Blondie, Michael Buble, George Michael, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Joe Williams, Chicago and many more. If you prefer, the band can play any of the classic big band swing tunes from the forties. For the jazz concerts this extremely versatile jazz/ swing orchestra /band features the music of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman, Charley Parker, Stan Kenton, Oscar Peterson and many more great jazz musicians.

Home base for the group is Brantford, Ontario, and the band regularly travels from the Brantford area to event locations in Toronto, London, Hamilton, Burlington, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Oakville, St. Catherines or any other Ontario location within about 100 miles from Brantford.

Whether it’s a Jazz Festival, Jazz Concert, Homecoming Dance, College Event, Corporate Function, Grand Opening/Product Promotion, Wedding Reception, Special Anniversary or Birthday, Service Club or Country Club Dance, or Gala Fundraiser, this is the big swing band for you. Big band recordings and performances can be made available. Add some class to your event with the George Rose Big Band. “A band for all reasons.” This Brantford, Ontario band is all Canadian and has serviced the musical needs of central Ontario for over thirty years. Whether you are from London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Toronto and the GTA, Oakville, Guelph or St Catherines you will not find a band more willing and prepared to make your event a success.

“Definitely a band for all reasons”

Where We Play

  • Corporate Parties
  • Christmas Big Band Music
  • College Events
  • University Events
  • Country Clubs
  • Curling Clubs
  • Concerts
  • Dances
  • Fund Raisers
  • Community Events
  • Service Clubs
  • Grand Opening Music
  • Anniversaries
  • Entertainment
  • Wedding Big Band
  • Special Birthdays
  • Festivals / Re-Unions

Our Most Recent CD Set

Sample Track - Love and Marriage
Sample Track - Corner Pocket