DAVID L. GEORGE
JAZZ TRUMPET, DRUMS, COMPOSER/ARRANGER & EDUCATOR
EXPERIENCE & PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
2015-present Seattle, Washington
Performer aboard American Cruise Lines.
Owner of music studio Shoreline Music.
Private music instructor in the greater Seattle area.
Adjunct faculty member at North Seattle College.
Active freelance trumpeter and drummer throughout the region.
Music director at Soundview Private School.
Organized spring 2007 Japan tour for the Soundview Middle School Jazz ensemble.
Assistant musical director, contractor and percussionist for the rock musical” Hair”
performed at The New Everett Theater 2007.
Trumpet player for the cruise ship S.S. Patriot, American Hawaiian Cruises.
1996-2000 Tokyo, Japan
Musical arranger and trumpeter for the “Jimmie Smith 5tet”. Recorded CD “From the Heart” April ’98 with Jimmie Smith for Tokyo Sound City.
Trumpet instructor at the Iida Jazz School, conducting monthly jazz workshops in the Tokyo area “How to Improvise”.
Performances at the ‘97 Seoul International Motor Show, Tokyo American Club, Tokyo Capital Club, the Imperial Hotel, and many Tokyo jazz clubs.
1990-1996 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Musical director and arranger for the “Ingram Washington Orchestra”.
Produced and recorded CD’s “Mangetsu” and “Unified Diversity” for Vista Records.
Trumpet soloist in “The Cotton Club” European tour.
Television and radio broadcasts with the “Frank Grasso Big Band”.
4tet and 5tet performances in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Czechoslovakia.
Guest trumpet teacher at the Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam.
Conductor Big Band “Seabreeze”, trumpeter/arranger for the “Frank Grasso Band”.
Performed and arranged for “The Metropole Orchestra”, “The Amsterdam Little Big Band
Charles Green’s “Trumpetissimo”
Performed with Dee Daniels, Sal Nistico, Toots Thielemans, and Phil Wilson. Performances throughout Europe including; the Philip Morris, Heineken, and Camel Jazz Festivals, concerts at The Concertgebouw and Odeon theaters in Amsterdam and the Ritz Hotel in Madrid, Spain.
1980-1983 Honolulu, Hawaii
Trumpet soloist on the cruise ship S.S. Oceanic Independence.
Trumpeter and composer with Bob Braye`s “Peace & Rhythm”, concerts at Honolulu’s “Jazz Plus” featuring Dave Liebman.
1976-1980 Seattle, Washington
Attended Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA. Instructors; Gary Peacock,
Jim Knapp, Butch Nordal, Art Lande, and Julian Priester.
Attended U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York and served two years active duty in the U.S. Army, honorably discharged.
Graduated from Snohomish High School, WA.1969, and solo trumpeter under the direction of Edward Peterson.
Berklee College of Music Composing & Orchestrating for Film and TV 2023
Sweelinck Conservatory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1986
B. Music, Cornish College of the Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Seattle, WA 1980
A. Arts, Everett Community College, Everett, WA 1975
U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. 1970
Mangetsu Vista Records
From the Heart Tokyo City Planning Productions
Unified Diversity Vista Records
The Frank Grasso Big Band Timeless Records
East West Connection KKF Records
South African Force Joe M