The Gotham Jazz Orchestra has been described as "a powerhouse big band with an all-star line-up of musicians with a distinct musical identity."
The band consists of some of the most renowned jaz musicians, and features the writing of award-winning composer and pianist Michael Holober, a stellar graduate of the SUNY Oneonta music program. One review of their recent CD says, "Holober establishes a new benchmark for modern jazz . . . his original writing is seriously brilliant." Other reviews of the Gotham Jazz Orchestra have recalled the legacies of Duke Ellington and Count Basie.