Georgia Strait Big Band

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2018 Season

  • Sat Jan 27 (2-4pm) Royston Hall Tea Dance
  • Sat Feb 17 (7-10pm) Native Sons Hall Dance, Courtenay
  • Sat Feb 24 (2-4pm) Royston Hall Tea Dance
  • Thurs Apr 5 (730-930pm) Avalanche Jazz Society, Courtenay
  • Fri/Sat Apr 27/28 BB Festival with Midnight Blue BB
  • Sat May 19 St Annes Church, Parksville
  • Sun July 1 Canada Day Tea Dance, Native Sons Hall
Booking information:

Friends and Sponsors

Beltone Hearing Care Center Courtenay proudly sponsors the Georgia Strait Big Band

Georgia Straight Jazz Society



The Georgia Straight Big Band offers pure dancing and listening pleasure–
we play Mega-hits from the Big Band Era, plus swing and latin tunes from
today’s popular arrangers and composers.

From the Count to the Duke, Miller and Gillespie, the Georgia Strait Big Band entertains

with music from the most exciting composers of the twentieth century.

Under the direction of Greg Bush, the Georgia Strait Big Band specializes in repertoire that is eminently danceable.  Fox-trot, swing, tango, cha-cha, bolero, rhumba – our music has the rhythms to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Take a look at a sample of our repertoire.

The community-based Georgia Strait Big Band not only attracts and showcases accomplished musicians from the Comox Valley, but also proudly features some of the Valley’s finest singers who captivate audiences each with their own unique vocal styles, fronting the band in ballads and hard-swinging jazz standards.

The GSBB is headed up by Greg Bush, Professor of the Jazz Program at Vancouver Island University, musician, arranger and composer.

GSBB supports the Community

The Georgia Strait Big Band partners with various charitable organizations in their fund-raising efforts—groups such as the Comox Valley’s Dawn to Dawn Society, in aid of the homeless . The GSBB also supports young up and coming ballroom dancers at Penfield School in Campbell River. Annually, GSBB participates in the Children’s Network Telethon and puts on a Canada Day tea and dance for the general public.

The GSBB is available for special occasions, weddings and dances.

For information about rates and booking the Georgia Strait Big Band, please contact
Rob Peterson at / 250-339-6032