History of the Glass City Swing Band
Glass City Swing Band, formed in 2009, is an 18-piece band that plays music from the Swing Era bringing a taste of nostalgia for the old and something new and fresh for the young by playing swing tunes that are recognized by both young and old. Hear the music of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington and many of the Big Band favorites. Members of the GCSB have played together in different ensembles for over 20 years. It is a love of music and a passion for entertaining and supporting communities that brings us together to form the Glass City Swing Band. Read about how Glass City Swing Band helps fulfill GCSB Arts, Education and Wellness’ mission.
Jeannette Glass Factory
Picture courtesy of The Jeannette Historical Society
The band got its name from “The Glass City”, Jeannette, PA. With most of the members residing in the Jeannette area and few in the surrounding area, Glass City Swing Band was the perfect name. It depicts the once lively town of Jeannette with its many glass factories. The picture above displays one of the earlier pictures of Jeannette Glass. The city of Jeannette was built around this factory.
GCSB is available as an 18-piece Swing Band or as a smaller group called Glass Half Full.
Glass Half Full consists of a rhythm section, vocalist and one to three instruments.
Glass Half Full
Kevin Bass – Musical Director, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Lawrence – Trumpet
Frank Zimmaro – Trombone
Cheri Hull – Piano
Gene Hudak – Bass Guitar
Denny Rosatti – Drums
On occasion, GCSB will show off Heart of Glass, our vocal trio, for our Events and Fundraisers.
Heart of Glass
GCSB specializes in dances, fund-raisers, summer concerts, weddings, anniversaries, parties and corporate events for either group size. For any brides looking for a specific song list or a themed event you might be thinking about, GCSB can accommodate your needs.
We add just that right touch to create an enjoyable evening had by all.
Hire Glass City Swing Band for that special event, Corporate event, wedding or fund-raiser. GCSB’s price is negotiable depending on the venue and hours. Quote upon request. Contact Joy Procida for more info.