What It All About?

What's It All About?

90 Years In The Making...

What do you get when you combine 33 of the most talented,  sought-after musicians in southern California, then add the iconic music of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, sprinkle in songs by Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and toss in great instrumental favorites by Henry Mancini, Mantovani, Percy Faith, Nelson Riddle, Burt Bacharach, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie? Add the amazing vocal styling of Becky Martin and you have... the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA!

We are dedicated to the preservation, promotion nd performance of the iconic music of the American Songbook.   Now more than ever, we need to share this canon of American Music with our younger generations.  This is GASO Goal #1.

Over the past several years our nation has gotten itself polarized again, much like its was 50 years ago.  And just like it did 50 years ago, MUSIC can help reunite our nation again with... music with a timeless message, music we all love, music we can all be proud of... Our American Songbook! This is GASO Goal #2.

We are excited to present this iconic music as it was originally written, arranged  or recorded, in most cases using the original manuscripts or faithful transcriptions.  We hope to start a flood of wonderful memories for our mature audiences and to ignite a spark of interest and appreciation in our younger fans.

Available for Concerts, Corporate Events, Recording Projects, School Assemblies, Music Festivals, Special Events. Private Parties,Weddings,  etc.

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