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Gardyn Jazz Orchestra

Composed of world-class musicians from across the Philadelphia region, the Gardyn Jazz Orchestra has an unmistakable style and ability to inspire people - with enthusiasm, virtuosity and incredible sounds from each chart played. Experiencing the band live is always a trip! Each show is juiced with hip arrangements, strong musical soloists, and unkempt hard groovin’ swing provided by the rhythm section. Derived from the Saxon words GAR, meaning "a weapon", and DYN meaning "sound or alarm", combined with the termination ER gives the name "Gair-den-er", which means "a warrior". Put it all together and BOOM!!! I give you Gardyn Jazz Orchestra - THE Warriors of Sound.


"What a great band!! You are lucky to have a good band of cats. Keep swinging!" - Harold Jones

"The Gardyn Jazz Orchestra is filled with beautiful composing, arranging, soloists, and tremendous swing. It is difficult to keep big bands alive, but a very important tradition. It thrills me to see young musicians doing it so brilliantly!" - Arturo O'Farrill

Sammy Nestico
composer / conductor

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