Michael "Gooch" Gurciullo
Mike Gurciullo has been associated with big bands ever since he was a kid in Omaha, NE. All through jr. high and high school he played in the usual school programs, but also worked outside of those settings in professional big bands in the local area. Upon completion of high school, Mike chose North Texas State University for his continuing education. There he got to work with great jazz educators Rich Matteson, Dan Haerle, and Jack Peterson. Outside of the university, Mike studied privately with world famous trumpet virtuoso, Don Jake Jacoby. While attending N.T.S.U., Mike formed his own big band called, The Arctic Muther's. It was comprised of some of the best young talents in the music program at the time. Mike also co-led a big band with Don Jacoby called, The Swing of Things. While still in college, Mike did some touring with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians under the direction of Art Mooney.
Jim Stone Big Band Swing:
You are right as usual.....THE OTHER HALF OF ME by Mike
is not only a swinger but it is a WINNER!
I am on cut three and all three are marked to go in rotation on
a regular basis....when I say regular...it is going to be played,
played and played all through 2011 on my show. Not only
Mike is a great musician (trumpet) but a fabulous singer too.
He knows how to handle a great song...with PANACHE!!!
(FOUR OUT OF FOUR SO FAR and still counting)
Comments from CD customers:
Herb Anderson Mike: I have had to make a quick trip to
Philadelphia, flying there Wednesday and returning today.
Loaded your album on my iPod, and have been absolutely
amazed at the talent that came screaming out of the
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