George Lake Big Band

Classic & contemporary style

arrangements by modern swing artists

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George Lake Big Band Swing Band

Classic & contemporary style

arrangements by modern swing artists


Travels 500 km From Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Available in Ontario, Canada Only

Liability Insurance

Languages: English Only

Swing Band ●
Jazz Standards ●
Unique & Specialty Band ●
Orchestra ●

About Us

With lots of brass, a little sass, and plenty of pizzazz, the award-winning George Lake BIG Band would be happy to swing for you sometime soon. Their finely tuned repertoire draws on the timeless appeal of the greats; Glenn MillerDuke EllingtonArtie Shaw and arrangements by modern swing artists like The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. This distinctive blend has given the George Lake Big Band a unique style that continues to win fans from every generation.  Simply put, they can really swing!

Steve Pettafor
Band Leader, Trumpet
In 1997, Steve started a “rehearsal” band.  It soon became clear that the music they were making was too good to keep to themselves.  His leadership has created one of the hottest big bands working today.  His vision of blending classic and contemporary styles has produced an award-winning sound.  Inspired by Steve’s enthusiasm and sense of fun, these accomplished players clearly enjoy themselves.

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Peter C. Newman

The George Lake Big Band is unique; a much 0ver-used word that means there is none other like it. Yet that happens to be the state of the art in this instance: this orchestra, under Steve’s expert and inspired direction, is a musical one-off–let us cherish its rare artistry and support its appearances.

J & JC

Hi Steve, Still can’t wipe the smile off our faces after the wonderful concert last night. Loved your screamin, brass. Please put us on your mailing list.

The Star

The Bar was packed with people, all waiting expectantly for the George Lake Big Band to start. I felt like I was in the middle of an old black and white movie, especially when the suave leader of the 19-piece band, donned his cool black hat and smoothly wished us all a warm Chick’n’Deli welcome. We sat over beer and wings, and soaked up an amazing show of sheer musical brilliance. I had the time of my life.
Heather McCabe

Jazz FM

Glen Woodcock
Jazz FM


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