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George Mel

George Mel has worked as a freelance drummer and percussionist in New York City since late 2000. While in New York, he has performed at such landmark venues as Carnegie Hall; Blue Note, NYC;Irridium,NYC; The Kitano,NYC; Zinc Bar, NYC; 55Bar, NYC; The Bitter End, NYC; Smalls, NYC; Smoke,NYC; Jazz Standard,NYC; The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, PA; World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA; among others. Over the years George has performed both in the USA and Internationally with such diverse group of world-class artists of all generations as Duane Eubanks (trumpet), Bob Rodriguez (piano), Mark Helias (bass), Leni Stern (guitar/ voice),Essiet Essiet(bass), Valeri Ponomarev (trumpet), Avishai E.Cohen (trumpet), Emilio Solla (piano),Gabriel Grossi(harmonica), Enrique Haneine(piano),Jesse Murphy (bass “Brazilian Girls”), John Ellis (sax),Daniel Santiago(guitar), Raul Midon (guitar/voice), Wayne Escoffery (sax), Freddie Bryant (guitar), Edsel Gomez (piano), Nilson Matta (bass), Lionel Loueke (guitar/voice), Craig Handy (sax), Badal Roy (tablas w/Miles Davis),Sergio Brandao(bass),Victor Prieto(accordeon),Anat Cohen(sax), jazz clarinet legend Perry Robinson,Brazilian piano legend Dom Salvador and countless other top musicians from all-over the world.

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New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Private Instruction. All levels welcome. Advanced preferred.Teaching methods are custom designed for each student according to ability,level,etc. Limited number of students. Rates: beginner-intermediate = $60 per 1 hour lesson , advanced = $100 per 1 hour lesson M-F 11am-6pm


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