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by George J Gilliam

This impressive jazz guitar trio will take you on a musical journey of classic jazz favorites, a rhythmic rendition of a Michael Jackson classic, and peak your intrigue with a Bach composition. Highway 61, completes the ride with a Soulful, Jazzy, Blues.
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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1. Triste (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
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6:18 album only
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2. Human Nature (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
7:30 album only
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3. Highway 61
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4:19 album only
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4. But Not for Me (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
6:33 album only
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5. Jive Samba (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
5:11 album only
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6. Bouree (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
5:18 album only
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7. Juicy Lucy (feat. Michael Saucier & Don Littleton)
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
4:52 album only
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8. Here's to Life
George J Gilliam & George J Gilliam
3:37 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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George J. Gilliam began his musical journey at only 13 years of age, in Gary, Indiana.   Since then he’s developed into a seasoned musical producer, director and extremely talented jazz guitarist. George carried his instinctive talent to Xavier University in New Orleans. He performed with some of New Orleans biggest talents such as, the Nevelle Brothers, Luther Kent and Trick Bag.  He made regular appearances at The New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festivals every year.  While earning his bachelors degree in music, he found a steady niche with the renowned James Rivers Band. James bragged of George’s natural skills to play the blues.  It’s no wonder he asked him to tour with the group to South America.  After graduating George headed for California to pursue his true love….jazz.
He strove to build on his talent in the jazz vein and once again formed his own bands.  His style became smooth, distinctive and uniquely classic.  It was in California that he discovered an aspiring vocalist and soulmate, Elena, who he later married and performed with for many years.
George has been a regular at jazz festivals over the years.  “George Gilliam subtly changes dynamics and adds fills with sweet, well-timed chording.” Commented Bill Kohlhaase from the LA Times, about the Hyatt Newporter Jazz Festival. With the Count Basie All-Stars at the Marriott Resort, George showed “effortless chord progressions” said Rydznski from World News.  Weather he excites you with an energetic modern jazz feel or mellows your soul with rich relaxing tones; you’ll love his “special touch” on the guitar.  More recently George performs with his own jazz trio.  This smooth guitar trio takes you on a journey you won't forget.

George’s talent is only matched by his sense of community.  After earning another degree as a music therapist, he dedicated himself to working with developmentally disabled adults. George soon became determined to develop his own program and founded Creative Identity, where he utilizes the arts “to enrich the lives of those who have been forgotten”.  George has an intuitive ability to sense individual needs and desires of special needs individuals and believes that everyone can contribute to society and have a fulfilling life.  He strives to keep his students involved through the arts with his expressive arts program.

George’s gift is apparent whether working with special needs clients or entertaining his audience through music.  George is truly a talented guitarist with a genuine love for music, expressed sincerely in his performances.  He promises to deliver a passionate creative style tantamount to a true seasoned professional.

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