The Gotham Jazz Orchestra

The Gotham Jazz Orchestra  brings together a stunning all-star amalgam. Described as “a powerhouse big band” and a “swinging unit,” their first recording, “Thought Trains,” received a 4 star review in Downbeat and was listed as one of the magazine’s outstanding CD’s of 2005. Their second recording, a collection of new compositions entitled “Quake, ” is due for release January 2009 and promises to be an even more “invigorating ride” than the last one.

"The current GoJO project is entitled Hiding Out will be coming  in 2019."

Quake

Mike Holober Piano, Composer, Arranger 

Dave Pietro Alto & Soprano Sax, Flute, Piccolo
Jon Gordon Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Tim Ries Tenor & Soprano Sax, Clarinet
Dave Riekenberg Tenor Sax
Charles Pillow Tenor Sax, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet 
Steve Kenyon Bariton Sax, Bass Clarinet 

Tony Kadleck Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Scott Wendholt Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Craig Johnson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Magnarell Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Bruce Eidem Trombone
Pat Hallaran Trombone
Pete McGuinness Trombone
Nathan Durham Trombone
Mark Patterson Trombone

Steve Cardenas Guitar
John Herbert Bass
John Riley Drums

Thought Trains

Mike Holober Piano, Composer, Arranger 

Dave Pietro Alto & Soprano Sax, Flute, Piccolo
Jon Gordon Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet
Tim Ries Tenor & Soprano Sax, Clarinet
Charles Pillow Tenor Sax, Oboe, Flute, Clarinet
Steve Kenyon Bariton Sax, Bass Clarinet 

Tony Kadleck Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Scott Wendholt Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Craig Johnson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Magnarell Trumpet, Flugelhorn

Bruce Eidem Trombone
Pat Hallaran Trombone
Pete McGuinness Trombone
Nathan Durham Trombone
Leise Anschuetz Trombone

Dave Gilmore Guitar
Ron Carter Bass
John Riley Drums