A native of Cambridge, OH, and a student of such prestigious programs as the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Michigan State University Jazz Studies Program, where he studied under Rodney Whitaker. He has worked with notable bandleaders Johnny O’Neal, Wessell Anderson, Willie Jones III, Philip and Winard Harper, Christian Howes, Houston Person, Tia Fuller, Bria Skonberg, as well as many others in New York and throughout the Midwest. He is active nationally as a bandleader and educator, and has worked with programs including Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People, Christian Howes’ Creative Strings Workshop, and Keith Hall's Summer Drum Intensive. He is also the director of the Midwestern arts initiative Appalachian Muse.
George DeLancey understands the entire scope and history of the bass, his playing
reflects this and looks towards the future. As a composer, he is without a doubt, one
of the most creative melodists of his generation.
- Todd Stoll, Jazz at Lincoln Center - Education, Vice President
There really is no need for a musicological or journalistic investigation as you
experience this album. For music as fresh and new as this is, it's best just to let it
sink in over repeated listenings, and trust me, the experience deepens with each
- Loren Schoenberg, National Jazz Museum In Harlem - Founding Director & Senior
Deploying exceptional players, DeLancey nevertheless commands the forefront;
he's the driver here, pushing tunes..
New York City