Celebrating Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)
26th August 2012
Neil Armstrong was an American hero, an inspiration to all. In 1949, twenty years before Neil made that fateful step on the moon, Raymond Scott wrote the music for a delightful children's book and record called "By Rocket To The Moon" with narration explaining outer space and imagining a trip to the moon. The record features the Gene Lowell Chorus. We've recently been performing some rearrangements of the music from this recording live. Enjoy the original!
GTO Performs July 18 at MFA Boston
15th June 2012
Our show on Wednesday July 18th at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is on sale now . This show is part of the fantastic Concerts in the Courtyard series the MFA holds every summer. It's a beautiful setting but courtyard seating is limited so get tickets fast.
21st April 2012
Ghost Train Orchestra has been nominated for Best Jazz Act this year by the Boston Phoenix. Vote for us today! Polling ends on May 18. Vote here.
GTO at Jalopy Theatre
21st April 2012
Here's a great video of the Ghost Train Orchestra performing at the beautiful Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, NY last month. This is Beethoven's 7th Symphony, 2nd Movement reimagined for jazz orchestra. Brian Carpenter (trumpet), Petr Cancura (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), Andy Laster (alto saxophone), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Ron Caswell (tuba), Mazz Swift (violin), Tanya Kalmanovitch (viola), Avi Bortnick (slide guitar), Michael Bates (upright bass), Rob Garcia (drums).