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George Schuller

Primary Instrument: Drums

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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Awards

Massachusetts Artist Foundation Fellowship for Music Composition (1987)
Nominated for Best Jazz Drummer, Boston Music Awards (1990)
NEA Composition Grant (1995)
Julius Hemphill Composition Award (2000)
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    Listen Both Ways

    Playscape Recordings
    2012
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    Like Before, Somewhat After

    Playscape Recordings
    2008
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    Jigsaw

    482 Music
    2004
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    Round 'Bout Now

    Playscape Recordings
    2004
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    'Round 'Bout Now

    Playscape Recordings
    2004
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    Round 'Bout Now

    JJ-Tracks
    2003
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    Hellbent

    Playscape Recordings
    2003
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”Schuller is a graceful, swinging drummer, always tasteful and capable of driving a band without overwhelming it.”
--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 thinking mindset…”
--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...

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