George Gee (bandleader)

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George Gee is a Chinese American swing big band leader. Born in New York City, he grew up with a fascination in the big band music of the 1930s and '40s. In 1980, he founded the retro 17-piece George Gee Swing Orchestra (formerly known as the Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra). In 1998, he formed the ten-piece Jump, Jive, and Wailers, named after the Louis Prima song "Jump, Jive an' Wail." Gee is a popular with lindy hoppers worldwide, including legendary Savoy Ballroom dancers Frankie Manning and Dawn Hampton.

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