Ten Year Anniversary Party June 9

23rd April 2017

We're in our 10th year and will be celebrating with a unique show Friday June 9that our favorite local haunt, the beautiful Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. 

The band played its first show in the fall of 2006 at the Regent Theater in Arlington to celebrate the theater's 90th anniversary. Over half the band still remains from that first show. Hope you'll join us. The Jalopy Theater is an incredible venue to see the band perform live. Advance tickets are available at the below link. (Note there is a slight discrepancy at the link which states the show is on Sunday; it is on Friday June 9th, I can assure you...)

Opening the show is the great Eva Salina singing with accordionist Peter Stan. Eva has been a long-time fan of the band and her music is amazing. Check her out!

At this show we'll have a very few limited-edition posters available by the great Jonny Hannah. Jonny created the cover for the band's third record Hot Town. First come, first serve!

Friday June 9th
GTO 10 Year Anniversary Party

Jalopy Theater
315 Columbia Ave
Brooklyn NY

$12 advance
Advance tickets here


Shows in the New Year

11th December 2016

We'll be performing at two exciting festivals in NYC on the weekend of January 7 and 8Saturday January 7 we'll be performing as part of the annual NY Winter Jazz Festival. And on Sunday January 8 we'll be performing at the Highline Ballroom as part of NY Connections Festival with an amazing lineup, including The Klezmatics, Hazmat Modine, and Briga.

Saturday January 7th
NY Winter Jazz Festival
The Django at the Roxy Hotel
Cellar Level of The Roxy Hotel
2 6th Avenue

$45 single-day advance
Advance tickets here

Sunday January 8th
NYC Connections Festival
Highline Ballroom
431 W 16th Street
$20 advance
Advance tickets here

Image by Nina Galicheva


GTO Plays Lincoln Center

12th October 2016

Ghost Train Orchestra will be performing at one of the best sounding venues in NYC, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, on Sunday October 30This set is part of a series going on at Lincoln Center called Hot Jazz Age: From the First Jazz Recording to the Dawn of Swing (1917-1934), presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Hot Jazz Festival, October 28-30. We'll be performing our arrangements of beautiful and haunting compositions from late 1920s Chicago and Harlem.

Advance tickets are available here.

Sunday October 30th
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY

Advance tickets


Hot Town Makes Best of 2015 Lists

24th January 2016

NPR writer Francis Davis included Ghost Train Orchestra's Hot Town in his Top 10 List of 2015 Jazz Albums. Hot Town was also included in year-end lists by writers Dave Lynch of AllMusic and Scott Yanow. Hot Town is Ghost Train Orchestra's third album, picking up where Hothouse Stomp left off, with guest Colin Stetson on bass saxophone.

"At once faithful and resolutely postmodern in its approach to the most vintage material jazz has to offer, Ghost Train Orchestra's antic Hot Town delivers...the sound of surprise can come from music long past, music only those of us in the here-and-now have never heard before." -- Francis Davis, NPR

"Carpenter retains the feel and atmosphere, succeeding at being creative within the style of the era...heartily recommended" -- Scott Yanow, BEST JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2015

"The arrangements are inventive, and the solos come fast and furious. Hot Town is all about fun." -- Steve Greenlee, JAZZTIMES EDITOR'S PICK

"The Ghost Train Orchestra features musicians who consistently operate outside the mainstream, and Hot Town proves no one covers singular jazz from a bygone era better than these singular jazzers of today." -- Dave Lynch, ALLMUSIC