chicago grandstand big band

swing band

Bill Gilardon, director



CHICAGO GRANDSTAND BIG BAND has a library in excess of 1000 tunes. We specialize in all big band styles ranging from the 1940's to the present, including many original compositions written and arranged for CGBB. The following table is a sample listing of the big band hits that have become popular with our dancing and listening fans.
Glen MillerArtie ShawStan KentonWoody HermanCount BasieDuke Ellington Krupa/Goodman
In the MoodStarDustArtistry in RhythmFour BrothersJumpin at the WoodsideThings Ain't What... to Be Sing Sing Sing
Little Brown JugPerfidiaLove for SaleWoodchopper's BallCorner PocketRockin and Rhythm Don't Be That Way
Pennsylvania 6-5000Let's DanceOver the RainbowEarly AutumnMoten SwingSatin Doll Stompin at the Savoy
American PatrolBegin the BeguineDynaflowFried BuzzardBlues in Hoss FlatPrelude to a Kiss ---
Moonlight SerenadeClarinet ConcertoStella by Starlight Apple HoneyApril in ParisSophisticated Lady ---

The CGBB also plays music from the Bob Florence, Prez Prado, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Frank Sinatra/Nelson Riddle, and Henry Mancini Orchestras, as well as music arranged specifically for them by Chicago writers including Ken White and Michael Stewart.

For further information contact Bill Gilardon at (708) 386-8790 or e-mail

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