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George Gee and the Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra at Bond 45
May 30, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 8:00 PM on Monday, repeating until June 27, 2022
Starting Monday, May 16 and kicking off during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Fireman Hospitality Group’s Bond 45 in Times Square has a NEW headliner every Monday night from 8-11 pm.
Produced by Steve Garrin, George Gee and the Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra will perform with his 14-piece band downstairs at Bond 45 for dining and dancing of the 30’s and 40’s from the foxtrot to the mambo and George is available for interviews.
As a native New Yorker, Chinese American, and former student of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon turned big band leader, George Gee is the founder of the George Gee Swing Orchestra (known as the Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra) and has over four decades in the big band musical industry. George and his Orchestra have appeared at Lincoln Center, the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival in New York, and around the globe. George is popular with lindy hoppers worldwide, including legendary Savoy Ballroom-dancers Frankie Manning and Dawn Hampton.
He has been performing regularly at Lincoln Center Midsummer Night Swing, SWING46, Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club (Beverly Hills), The Cicada Club (LA), The Supper Club (now known as The Edison Ballroom), Birdland, The Rainbow Room, Smalls, Copacabana, and Django’s.
His musical resume includes special events with Magic Johnson, Quincy Jones, Scarlet Johansson, President Clinton, plus jazz luminaries including Clark Terry, Frank Foster, and Jimmy Heath. International tours include throughout Japan, Switzerland, Jordan, Brazil, Canada, South Korea and across the U.S. Gee is known as the original “Keeper Of The Flame” of the classic Big Band musical genre, having been mentored by Mr. Count Basie.
On Monday nights at Bond 45, doors will open at 7:30 pm with performances from 8-11 pm. $25 CASH music charge at the door, plus $25 F&B minimum. www.bond45ny.com/georgegee/
Some photos are included below. To listen to George and his band, visit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xPY-NChkxQc&t=964s&pp=2AHEB5ACAQ%3D%3D