George Schuller

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George Schuller
George Schuller as bandleader in 2012
George Schuller as bandleader in 2012
Background information
Born (1958-12-29) December 29, 1958 (age 64)
New York City
Years active1980s–present

George Schuller (born December 29, 1958) is an American jazz drummer. He is the son of composer Gunther Schuller.


George Schuller in concert, 2012

Schuller was born in New York City and raised in Boston. In 1982 he graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in jazz performance. He performed with Herb Pomeroy, Ran Blake, George Garzone, and Jaki Byard. In 1984 he started the band Orange Then Blue. Ten years later he moved to Brooklyn and led the bands Chump Change, Schulldogs, and Jiggle. He has also worked with Dave Douglas, Nnenna Freelon, Lee Konitz, and Joe Lovano.


As leader[edit]

  • Lookin' Up from Down Below (GM, 1989)
  • Tenor Tantrums (New World, 1999)
  • Hellbent (Playscape, 2002)
  • Round 'Bout Now (Playscape, 2003)
  • Jigsaw (482 Music, 2004)

With Conference Call

  • Spirals: The Berlin Concert (482 Music, 2004)
  • Poetry in Motion (Clean Feed, 2008)
  • What About...? (Not Two, 2010)
  • Seven (Not Two, 2013)

With Orange Then Blue

  • Music for Jazz Orchestra (GM, 1987)
  • Live Where Were You? (GM, 1989)
  • Funkallero (GM, 1991)
  • While You Were Out (GM, 1994)
  • Hold the Elevator (GM, 1999)

As sideman[edit]

With Jason Robinson

  • Resonant Geographies (pfMENTUM, 2018)
  • The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform, 2010)
  • Tiresian Symmetry (Cuneiform, 2012)

With others


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