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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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Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

New York, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background

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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