Born: December 29, 1958
Drummer, composer, arranger and producer George Schuller, a native of New York City, moved to Boston in 1967 where he was raised and educated, and later received a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in 1982.
For the next twelve years, Schuller was a fixture on the Boston area jazz scene performing with Herb Pomeroy, Jaki Byard, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Mick Goodrick, John Lockwood, Ran Blake, Lisa Thorson, Billy Pierce, Bruce Gertz, Mili Bermejo, John LaPorta and Hal Crook.
In 1984, he co-founded the twelve-piece ensemble Orange Then Blue recording several acclaimed albums, including the 1999 release, Hold The Elevator: Live in Europe and Other Haunts (GM Recordings). Orange Then Blue toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Middle East and Europe during the early to mid-90s. ...
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--Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes
Drummer George Schuller is a significant member of today’s progressive
jazz scene. Whether
performing as a sideman or leading his own projects, Schuller’s pen
represents a potent and forward
--Glenn Astarita, JazzReview.com
Schuller knows how to use composition to spur improvisation, and as a way
to organize free blowing
so that it never sounds arbitrary. What’s more, funky tunes like ‘Band Vote’
will keep you whistling after
the CD is over.
--Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix
George Schuller's talent on Hellbent lies in his ability to keep the quartet together through periods of order and disorder...