Testimonials

We regularly hear from our clients after we perform for their events. Here’s a sample of what they’ve had to say:

What People Are Saying About Us

  • "They are excellent! They deliver more than is expected. Courteous, accommodating, very professional!"  - Tj M
  • "Truly an outstanding event and performance." - Chara L.
  • "The band was absolutely amazing! They kept the crowd dancing the entire time and I believe the crowd would've kept going if the bride/groom weren't ready to go...:) The soloist was excellent as well...beautiful voice! We had people stopping in to see who the band was. The country club was very impressed and wanted contact info so they could recommend them. I would highly recommend them for your event and their price is unbelievably affordable!!!!" – Michelle B.  
  • "You all are awesome. Already looking forward to next year! :-)" - Tim W. 
  • "SENSATIONAL!" – Eric K.
  • "The Peachtree Jazz Edition adds an atmosphere of celebration and warmth that is irreplaceable." – Sue S.  
  • "Thank you, Peachtree Jazz Edition.  You all are excellent musicians!" 
  • "The band was great, their sound and skill were incredible." 
  • "Thank you for your continued support in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Over a thousand walkers, sponsors, volunteers and caregivers were once again treated by your awesome sounds and entertainment." 
  • "An unforgettable evening! Peachtree Jazz Edition far exceeded our expectations. Numerous people throughout the evening came up to me to let me know how much they enjoyed the music. Their soloist was unbelievable. Words cannot express what a great band this is! - Lynda T."

About Us

The Peachtree Jazz Edition is a 17-piece big band, specializing in swing and Latin favorites from the 1930s and ‘40s, as well as numerous more contemporary numbers that lend themselves to traditional big band orchestration and a classic, mid-20th-century, easy-listening/dancing style.

We feature songs made famous by the masters such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Shirley Bassey, and Bobby Darin, just to name a few. The arrangements we play are often as authentic as the tunes themselves, with such famous jazz arrangers as Quincey Jones, Neal Hefti, and Nelson Riddle permeating our extensive catalog. We also perform several original big band numbers written by our own bass trombonist, Bill Greenhaw.

Always based in Peachtree City, Georgia but operating all around the metro-Atlanta area, the Peachtree Jazz Edition got its start in the fall of 1996 as the Voice of the Southland Band, a smaller 1920s and ‘30s “hot jazz” combo that was founded and directed by the late saxophonist Larry Williams. In the summer of 2001, trumpeter David Gaissert transformed the group into its current format and instrumentation, renaming it the Peachtree Jazz Edition and focusing on Big Band Swing (large-ensemble jazz from the 1940s and up). Current musical director, saxophonist Ted Zitelli, took the reins from David in May, 2019 and serves as our musical director today. Trumpeter Dale Phenicie is the PJE’s business manager and has been from the very beginning.

The Peachtree Jazz Edition has performed in numerous venues, large and small, in and around Atlanta, ranging from the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ball Room and the Georgian Terrace Hotel’s Grand Ballroom (both which hosted the original big bands back in the 1930 and ‘40s); to the major downtown and Buckhead hotels, such as the Westin Peachtree Plaza, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, and the InterContinental Buckhead; to many of the major country clubs, including the Cherokee Town & Country Club, the Druid Hills Golf Club, and the Whitewater Creek Country Club; to other interesting venues such as the Havana Club, the Georgia Aquarium, the Georgia World Congress Center, Spivey Hall, and the Atlanta Financial Center; and, last but not least, to countless wedding/reception spots, from the most elaborate of Southern estates to cozy, suburban backyard garden parties.

The Peachtree Jazz Edition is also no stranger to working with other artists. In 2009, the PJE was invited to perform at Atlanta jazz radio station WCLK’s 35th Anniversary Concert as the opening act for 10-time Grammy Award winning acapella Gospel group, Take 6, and the following year, the PJE opened for noted jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon.

Members of the Peachtree Jazz Edition are all true aficionados of the repertoire they play, and the musical product we offer is the result of hundreds of collective years of experience listening to, learning about, and more than anything else, playing this style. We know you’ll hear our passion for big band jazz when we perform, and it would be our pleasure to bring this wonderful music to your event.

Full Playlist

While the PJE owns an extensive library of music, the selections below represent the current rotation of songs we currently perform. If you don’t see your favorite here, or if you have special request, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask about it – chances are, we either have it in our archive or can get it with sufficient notice.

PJE Music Catalog

Title
A Tisket a Tasket After the Loving
After You've Gone Alfie
All of Me All or Nothing at All
Almost Like Being In Love Alone Together
American Patrol Angel Eyes
April in Paris As Long as I'm Singing
At Least Autumn in New York
Baby Drives a Fast Car Bandstand Boogie
The Bari Tought of You Beauty and the Beast
Begin the Beguine The Best is Yet to Come
Beyond the Sea Birdland
Birth of the Blues Black Coffee
Blue Moon Blue Skies
Blue Tango Blueberry Hill
Bluesette Brazilia
But Not For Me Bye Bye Blackbird
Call Me Irresponsible Candy
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You Charleston
Chattanooga Choo Choo Cheerful Little Earful
Chega De Saudade Cherish
Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White The Christmas Song
Close to You Come Dance With Me
Come Fly With Me Come In From the Rain
Come Rain or Come Shine Copacabanna
Crazy The Creeper
Cry Me a River Cute
Daddy A Day in the Life of a Fool
Days of Wine and Roses Desafinado
Devil and the Deep Blue Sea Diamonds are Forever
Do It Again Do Nothin' 'till You Hear From Me
Don't Know Why Don't Get Around Much Any More
Downtown Embraceable You
Evergreen Feeling Good
Fever Fly Me to the Moon
Flying Home A Foggy Day
For Once in My Life Georgia on My Mind
The Girl From Ipanema Girls Talk
God Bless the Child Gold Finger
Harlem Nocturn Have Yourself a Merry Little Princess
Here's That Rainy Day Hernano's Hideaway
Hold on I'm Coming How About You
How High the Moon How Long Has This been Going on
How Sweet It Is The Hustle
I Can't Stop Loving You I Get a Kick out of You
I Just Called to Say I Love You I Know Why
I Remember You I'm In the Mood For Love
In a Sentimental Mood Indiana
Isn't it Romantic It Don't Mean a Thing...
It's Not Unusual It's Only a Paper Moon
I've Got a Crush on You I've Got the World on a String
I've Got You Under My Skin I've Heard That Song Before
Jeep Jockey Jump Jersey Bounce
Jingle Bell Rock Jump
Jump, Jive, and Wail Jumpin' at the Woodside
Jumpin' East of Java Just Friends
Knock on Wood The Lady In Red
Lady is a Tramp Leap Frog
Let's Fall in Love Li'l Darlin'
Little Brown Jug The Look of Love
L-O-V-E Love is Here to Stay
Love is Just Around the Corner Luck Be a Lady
Mack the Knife Makin' Whoopie
The Man I Love Manhattan
Misty Moon River
Moondance Moonglow
Moonlight Serenade More
The More I See You More Than You Know
Mr. Zuit Suit Music For All Occasions
My Cherie Amor My Funny Valentine
My Girl Never on Sunday
New York, New York Nice and Easy
Nice Work If You Can Get It Night and Day
Night Train The Odd Couple
On a Clear Day On a Wonderful Day Like Today
On the Street Where You Live One Note Samba
Only You Opus One
Orange Coloured Sky Over the Rainbow
Pennsylvnia 6500 Perdido
Poor Butterfly Por Favor
Prelude to a Kiss Puttin on the Ritz
The Queen Bee Relax Max
Retro Swing Route 66
Sam's Boogie Santa Baby
Satin Doll The Second Time Around
September Song Shiny Stockings
Sing, Sing, Sing Sky Fall
Skylark Smooth Operator
Some Swing Borrowed, Some Swing Blue Someone to Watch Over Me
Sorta Bossa Soul and Heart Inspiration...
Stardust Stormy Weather
Straighten Up and Fly Right Strangers in the Night
String of Pearls Summertime
The Summerwind Sway
Sweet Georgia Brown Sweet Lorraine
Swing Time in the Rockies Tail-End-Charlie
Taking a Chance on Love Taking the Lead
Tangerine Teach Me Tonight
That's My Style They Can't That Away From Me
This Can't Be Love Time After Time
Tuxedo Junction Two O'Clock Jump
The Very Thought of You Walking My Baby
The Way You Look Tonight Wee Small Hours
What a Difference a Day Makes What a Wonderful World
What Kind of Fool Am I? What Now My Love
When I Fall in Love When Sunny Gets Blue
When You Wish Upon a Star When Your Lover Has Gone
White Cliffs Of Dover Who Can I Turn To?
Why Don't You Do Right Witchcraft
Woodchopper's Ball Yesterday
You and the Night and the Music You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Loves You
You're Still a Young Man Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
*Contact us for Special Requests

Book Us

The mission of the Peachtree Jazz Edition is to provide outstanding Big Band jazz performances at reasonable rates. We are currently available for weekday, evening, and weekend events, and these might include (but aren’t limited to) weddings, anniversaries, receptions, banquets, retirement ceremonies, civic functions, church functions, political rallies, corporate events, and numerous other occasions that would be enhanced by the type of music we offer.

The band owns, transports, and sets up all of its own instruments, music stands, lights, chairs, and audio equipment, and we can readily adapt our presentation to meet most any needs.

Pricing is per hour of performance time, with a 2 hour minimum charge. Travel charges may apply for venues outside the metro-Atlanta area.

For rate and booking information, please contact PJE Business Manager Dale Phenicie at (770) 487-7585, or send us your contact and event information on the CONTACT form.

Calendar (schedule)

  • Saturday, Oct. 17, 2019 - Christian City Sounds of the Season - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 2019 - PTC Classic Road Race - 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 - Kennesaw State University Swing Dance
  • Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 - Private Wedding
  • Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 - Ashley Glenn Christmas Party - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 - Cresswind Valentines Day Party
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Dixie Wings WWII Hanger Dance

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