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George Cotsirilos

George Cotsirilos Bio Originally from Chicago, George Cotsirilos has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years and has performed with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders and Mark Levine to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, Bill Evans bassist Chuck Israels, and the jazz/soul vocal group, The Whispers. In addition to working as an accompanist, he was co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks which included legendary drummer Eddie Marshall, Bobby McFerrin pianist Paul Nagel, and former Cal Tjader bassist Robb Fisher

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“Sublimely fluid jazz guitar skills.” - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“George Cotsirilos' meticulous and tasteful guitar work is marked by remarkably subtle shifts in accents, and minute changes in expression and dynamics. He displays an impeccable sense of timing especially in revealing the hidden rhythms of complex melodies. His approach to harmony is whimsical, but patently beautiful at all times.” - Raul D'Gama Rose, All About Jazz

Discography

Mostly in Blue

Mostly in Blue

OA2 Records
2018

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Seems To Be, The George Cotsirilos Quartet

Seems To Be, The...

JazzSchool Records
2011

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Past Present

Past Present

Origin Records
2010

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On The Rebop

On The Rebop

OA2/Origin
2005

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Mostly in Blue

Mostly in Blue

George Cotsirilos
Mostly in Blue

A Walk for Ethel

A Walk for Ethel

George Cotsirilos
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