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As a musical director, George Freeman is well versed in selecting players, communicating concepts and orchestrating powerful shows. His solo full-length debut, Make It Happen, reveals a musical crossroads of jazz, pop, R&B, gospel and neo-soul. Slow burning grooves underscore supple melodies, articulate arpeggios and dynamic keyboard dexterity as the keyboardist, producer and bandleader who plays behind a celebrated roster of musical luminaries steps into the spotlight to showcase his own artistry.

Songs from Make It Happen, like “Tengo Un Amor”, “Two Step” and others currently play on both national and international jazz radio and internet stations. In 2015, George's first single release from the album “Night Lights” placed 26th on the Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Chart, and stayed on the chart for nine weeks. Making his home in the North Carolina town of Fayetteville, George is a prime player in a vital creative community that includes saxophonist Jeanette Harris who is featured on a reinterpretation of the Anita Baker hit “Sweet Love” included on Make It Happen. “I look for people who are open minded; who aren’t locked into one thing,” George says. “Talent and capability, that goes without saying, but I enjoy good spirited people who are easy to work with.” Born to a musical family, George says that singing in church was a key factor in his education

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”Sleek grooves, sophisticated artistry and a soulful center: Make It Happen marks a fully-realized solo debut from a masterful musical visionary.” - Dan Kimpell, Song Biz Editor, Music Connection Magazine

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Limitless

Low Key Productions
2019

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Make It Happen

Low Key Productions
2015

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