Gooch and His Big Las Vegas

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Michael "Gooch" 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, Gooch chose North Texas State University for his continuing education. He got to work with great jazz educators like Rich Matteson, Dan Haerle, and Jack Peterson. Outside of the university, Gooch studied privately with world famous trumpet virtuoso, Don "Jake" Jacoby. While attending N.T.S.U., Gooch 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. He also co-led a big band with Don Jacoby called, "The Swing of Things." While still in college, Gooch did some touring with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians under the direction of Art Mooney.�

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