George Maurer Group
Variety & Jazz Band
“Dress smart, act casual, look like you know what you are doing, and wait for somebody to count to four.” That’s the George Maurer Group’s motto, and it fits.
The George Maurer Group mixes just the right proportions of refinement and relatability as they play straight-ahead jazz with their trademark lighthearted flair. Their music adds a note of elegance — and a nice dash of energy — to any event, and their repertoire of swinging classics by legends like Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter packs the dance floor set after set.
The George Maurer Group’s seat-of-the-pants musical style and witty between-song banter fill the room with contagious enthusiasm. With an accessible playlist and timeless sound, the musicians can provide all-ages centerpiece entertainment for a dance — even a jitterbug party — or quietly fill the background.
The George Maurer Group can adapt to any size room, starting with a four-piece but able to expand to a six-piece variety band or nine-piece big band complete with a horn section. Add choreographed dancers for an all-out theatrical experience.
George Maurer Variety Group Rock and roll. Motown soul. Dance floor classics. The George Maurer Variety Group does it all. The emphasis here is on variety, and this accomplished group of musicians is about as versatile as it gets. They cut across styles, eras and age groups with a playlist that spans the Beatles, Motown classics, Van Morrison, and Michael Jackson. The George Maurer Variety Group has been chosen to play the Minnesota State Fair, Northern Wisconsin State Fair, a fundraiser for the Omaha Zoo, Basilica Block Party at St. Cloud’s Basilica of Saint Mary, and the esteemed Holly Ball at the St. Cloud Civic Center.
- Longest-running Holiday Performance at the Paramount Theatre, St. Cloud, MN.
- Carnegie Hall
- Montreux Jazz Festival
- Dakota Jazz Club
- Orchestra Hall
- Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
- Having shared the stage with: -Eric Clapton -Bobby Vee -Dick Clark -The Crickets -Minnesota Orchestra
“With the release, On Track, the George Maurer Group continues its march to becoming one of the preeminent small jazz groups on the scene. Recommended.”
-Dave Nathan, critic for All About Jazz
“This was fun. It’s impossible to sit still and to NOT smile when you observe the “teamwork” that propels jazz musicians as they pass off the lead to celebrate one another’s individual talent.”
-Steve Waller, Lake Country Journal
“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.”
–Jazz 88 FM (KBEM), Minneapolis)
“…I want to sincerely thank you for the music at Sarah’s and Alex’s wedding…From the moment you started playing on the deck, you and your group provided a focus and a first class music experience that set the tone for the entire evening. From our two-year-old granddaughter to the five grandparents in their late 80’s, no one wanted you to stop playing–even at 12:30 a.m. Each of your musicians is a true professional and you are simply dynamite. I thank you and wish I had a few more kids because I want to keep listening and dancing…Thank you again and again – the wedding would not have been so great without your music!”
–Parent at Wedding Reception
The technical needs for this artist vary depending on the type of show and presentation space. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artist.
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by clicking here or calling (888) 654-6901. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients’ questions.