George Maurer Trio
Three instruments and the musicians who play them. That’s all you really need to stage an evening of fun with the George Maurer Trio. The George Maurer Trio knows how to jazz up a small space with a big sound — or a not-so-big sound, if that’s what the occasion calls for. These experienced musicians are versatile, adaptable and utterly unflappable. The trio adds a bit of class to any venue and puts their jazz-infused touch on virtually every musical style, with George’s piano leading the way.
They’re at their best covering American swing and pop but are happy to have their way with everything from Gershwin to the Beatles. Adept at making themselves comfortable in unique performance settings, they have gigged on the swaying decks of riverboats and in steamy park band shells, held down big concert halls and tucked themselves into ballroom corners at wedding receptions. Regardless, they’ll perform with ease, style and smiles.
George Maurer is best known as one of Minnesota’s premier jazz pianists, but his musical collaborations have taken him around the globe as a performer, arranger and composer. He has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, arranged music for the Chiffons and written two original scores for the Saint Paul City Ballet. George put his skills to work in spring 2011 as he worked on the world-class Minnesota Orchestra’s “’80s Rewind!” show co-arranging four songs, leading the band, directing the vocalists and playing keyboards for shows at Minneapolis’s Orchestra Hall and with the Florida Symphony. His repertoire includes indie movie soundtracks, 15 CDs, arrangements for everyone from gospel choirs to rock icons and an always-full itinerary of George Maurer Trio, Group and Variety Group performances. He has developed a well-traveled pop side gigging around the country with bands like the Crickets and pop star Bobby Vee. He music directed, arranged and performed at a Buddy Holly tribute at the House of Blues on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, where he worked with rock legends like Clapton. No stranger to the theatrical stage, George has performed and music directed a long list of shows, including “RENT” and the Chanhassen Dinner Theaters’ “Altar Boyz” and “Swing!” Armed with an uncanny ability to interpret, arrange for, and produce and perform numerous musical styles, from traditional jazz to bebop, classic to modern rock, to country and beyond, George is called upon often to be a hired gun for numerous recording and theatrical ventures.
“One of Central Minnesota’s sparkling contributions to the arts.”
–Dale Connelly/Jim Ed Poole/ MPR’s The Morning Program
“Jazz beyond suburbia…and then way out…”
–Leigh Kamman, host of The Jazz Image on Minnesota Public Radio
“The George Maurer Group has a refreshing energy to their performances with an irreverent style and sly musical humor.”
–The Dakota Bar & Grill, St. Paul
“The diverse backgrounds of all these players make for a concert experience that’s pure entertainment.”
–Jazz88FM (KBEM), Minneapolis
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