Venues & Concerts performed at:
Broadway Theater, Seattle Wa
Marysville Opera House, Marysville, Wa
The Rumor Mill, Friday Harbor, Wa
Tulas, Seattle Wa
Egan's, Ballard, Wa
Jazz Plus, Honolulu, Hi
Independence Cruise Ship, Honolulu, Hi
Club J, Tokyo, Japan
The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
The Tokyo American Club, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Capital Club, Tokyo, Japan
Club Clifford, Japan
International Motor Show , Seoul, South Korea
Jazz Café Alto, Amsterdam, Holland
The Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland
Clamores, Madrid, Spain
Perdido, Valencia, Spain
KKF, Stuttgart, Germany
Reduta Jazz club, Prague, The Czech Republic
Musicians & Groups played with:
Bob Braye's "Peace & Rhythm"
Charlie Green's "Trumpetissimo"
"The Frank Grasso Big Band"
"The Jimmie Smith 5tet"
"East West Connection"
Steve Galloway's " The Amsterdam Little Big Band"
" A Night at the Cotton Club" European tour
Dave Leibman, Steve Clover, Clarence Becton
Berend van den Berg, Thomas Anderson
Reg Schwager, Kiki Misumi, Mischa Kool
Joshua Edelman , Sean Levitt
Jimmy Castro, Manuel Calleja
Mick Baumeister, Uwe Werner
Josef Vejvoda, Frantisek Uhlir
Berklee College of Music
Sweelinck Cons. Amsterdam The Netherlands
B. Music Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA A. Arts Everett Community College Everett, WA U.S Military Academy West Point N.Y. DISCOGRAPHY
Mangetsu David George
From the Heart Jimmie Smith
Hot Cookin' Unified Diverity
The Frank Grasso Big Band
East West Connection
South African Force Joe Malinga
BMI “Broadcast Music Incorporated”
American Federation of Musicians Local 76-493
David George began studying trumpet in West Seattle with Les Beigel at the “The Bandwagon”, Les encouraged him to join The Thunderbirds Drum & Bugle Corps. The corps played national competitions and at The Seattle World's Fair.
The George family moved to Monroe, WA and there David attended Snohomish High School. The S.H.S. band directed by Edward Peterson took the award
winning concert band on a European tour. Upon graduation David volunteered for the Army, he spent 2½ years in the service including 1 year at West Point.
After his military service David returned to music.
During the early 70’s David played in the PNW cover
band “Shea” which toured extensively throughout the PNW. Desiring more musical knowledge David used his GI bill to attend Everett C.C. and Cornish College of the Arts. There he studied with Gary Peacock, Jim Knapp, Julian Priester, Butch Nordal and Art Lande.
After graduation he moved to Honolulu,
there he had the good fortune to become a member of
Bob Braye’s band, “Peace & Rhythm”. He also played on
the S.S. Oceanic Independence cruise ship. In Honolulu
David developed a deep friendship with pianist Stan Selzter who encouraged him to continue with music.
David relocated to Europe in 1983. While based in
Amsterdam, he played with and arranged for Charles Green’s “Trumpetissimo”, Steve Galloway’s “Amsterdam Little Big Band” and the “Frank Grasso Big Band”
During this period he studied trumpet & composition at
the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam.
After living for 14 years In the Netherlands David moved to Tokyo, he lead his own 4tet and he worked as a trumpet instructor at the Iida Jazz School. In Tokyo David recorded with jazz great, drummer Jimmie Smith.
Nearly twenty years after leaving Seattle, David returned, settling in Shoreline. He became active as a
performer, arranger and educator. During the last 23 years David has directed the music program at
Soundview Private School composed arrangements for vocalists and ensembles, performed at many local
venues as well as aboard the American Cruise Lines. He presently is an adjunct faculty member at North Seattle College and works as a self-employed freelance musician.