About the Georgian Sound Big Band
The Georgian Sound Big Band's
mission is to provide musicians with the opportunity to share their love
of music, to perform events for the benefit and enjoyment of our community,
and to encourage young musicians to continue their interest in music and
The Georgian Sound Big Band
was formed in 1988 by Bob Cringan. This enthusiastic band presents a wide
variety of danceable music including waltz, tango, and Latin rhythms using
many of Bob's fine arrangements. Under the leadership of trumpeter Don
Doner and conducted by trombonist Brad Crawford, the Band now swings to
favourites from the big band era to the present decade, much to the delight
of an expanding audience.
Lisa Hutchinson - Lead Vocalalist
Lisa has been entertaining audiences as the vocalist with the Georgian Sound Big Band and with small local ensembles since 2004. She has studied at jazz workshops with Dave Restivo, Pat Labarbera and Nancy Walker at Humber College and the Ottawa area's summer jazz music program - Jazzworks. Lisa has had the honour of performing with Norman Amadio, Bernie Senensky and Joe Huron. She looks forward to seeing all the Jazzmania 'regulars' and meeting new-comers at this year's festival!