George Fogel was born in London and through exposure to jazz at an early age, when 16 his quartet won the music for youth competition at the QEH and went on to play at the RAH with a prize for composition. He attended Junior Guildhall School of Music from 14 under the wing of Martin Hathaway and went on to get a scholarship to study there for a B(mus) in 2001. He took a year from the course to study in Berklee College of music under Lazlo Gardony and then returned to GSMD where he graduated in 2006 with a first class honours degree.
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