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GB Duo

A Classy Jazz Affair

GB Duo thrives at any event with a cocktail hour. Weddings and corporate events typically have an hour or two where guests mingle, eat hors d’oeuvres, and sip on drinks before the main reception. The duo provides the perfect ambience, volume, and vibe for these portions of special events.

GB Duo has a very diverse playlist with a repertoire of over 75 songs. They are adept at many musical genres performed include Great American Songbook era, show tunes, bebop, ballads, R&B/soul, oldies, current pop hits, and Latin jazz. GB Duo’s instrumentation of upright bass and electric guitar gives the musical experience a unique blend of old and new. GB Duo’s diverse song list is sure to please people of all ages. In one set, a listener will hear songs such as “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Girl from Ipanema,” “When I’m 64,” and Katy Perry’s “Firework.”

My Background

The duo was formed by longtime friends and musical collaborators Max Benson (bassist) and Jon Gould (guitarist) in Chicago in 2011 when they were studying to get their Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance at Roosevelt University. They played regularly at wine bars and coffee shops to hone in their skills. Eventually they wound up playing bigger gigs at high end corporate events and wedding receptions. In 2012 Max moved to Los Angeles to pursue other musical opportunities while Jon stayed in Chicago. After a few years of navigating music careers in their respective cities, Jon and Max decided to re-form the GB Duo.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet

The Setup For the Virtual Session

The duo will be jamming out live from their home studio. We know a thing or two about tech, so you have nothing to worry about and can just enjoy the show!

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New

Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.