NorthStar Big Band Leadership
Gary Denbow II
Gary Denbow II is a Twin Cities based performer, composer, arranger, and educator. He received his master's degree from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance where he studied under jazz great Bobby Watson. Currently, he is an adjunct professor of music at SUM Bible College and Seminary and an instructor at the Homestead Music Academy in Farmington.
In addition to Gary’s 13 years of private lesson and classroom teaching, he is the founder and director of The Bo Den Bo Project, a jazz ensemble that reinterprets modern church music and a member of the Genesis Jazz Orchestra led by Dave Hagedorn.
Gary's solo and small group projects are available on Amazon, Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms.
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Charts for Purchase
The NorthStar Big Band regular performs Gary’s original compositions and arrangements and are available for purchase.
All charts written for 5 saxophones, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets, drums, piano, bass, guitar and vocal.
To learn more contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eldritch PI (Fast Swing)
Farmington Lane Jump (Fast Jump Blues)
NorthStar Blues (Medium Up Swing)
Time at the Homestead (Brisk Swing)
After You’ve Gone (Up Swing)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Medium Swing)
Cherry Pick & Apple Blossom White (Cha Cha)
Day by Day (Easy Swing)
Happy Wanderer Polka (Polka)
Kiss of Fire (Tango)
Moondance (West Coast Swing)
Once I Lived (Bossa)
Polka Dots and Moonbeams (Ballad)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Bossa)
Too Fat Polka (Polka)
Wonderwall (West Coast Swing)
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The Bo Den Bo Project is a unique jazz orchestra led by Gary Denbow II. Bo Den Bo Project performs Gary's arrangements of modern praise and worship songs featuring exciting vocal and instrumental soloists.