Music Director, Arranger, Singer, Songwriter, and Producer are some of the many titles that describe George Freeman, a diverse pianist from Wilmington, North Carolina. His musical style is all his own and oozes smooth and upbeat, soulful contemporary rhythms with edgy chord progressions. Multi-genre influences from gospel and R&B to neo-soul and jazz and fusion to funk and pop resonate throughout his music. Limitless, George’s latest smooth jazz album, displays his vast range of talents and passion for music. Hans-Bernd Hülsmann describes the album as one that “… doesn’t search the musical comfort zone of fashionable radio tracks.” He goes on to say, “Every tune is a winner.” On one of those tunes, “Uptown Ride,” George features his long-time mentor, the saxtress Pamela Williams, who adds a funky sax groove to the spirit-lifting song. “Uptown Ride” also charted in the top 20 on the BDS Billboard Smooth Jazz National Airplay Charts.
George’s first album, Make It Happen, encompasses
arrangements with melodies composed to capture and soothe the soul. It features an array of songs with both the young and old in mind. On it are tunes like, “Tengo un Amor,” a saucy Latin tune that was inspired by George’s and his wife's love of Latin music. "I wanted to create a song like the ones we dance to," he grins. “Sweet Love,” a remake of Anita Baker’s chart-topping R&B hit, is also included and infuses soothing background vocals. “Night Lights,” a beautiful composition with a smooth flow, is George’s first single ever to release on radio. It placed on the BDS Billboard Charts for nine weeks as well.
George writes, plays, produces, and directs for more than a few well-known jazz greats. These artists include the late Vesta Williams, Pamela Williams, Gail Johnson, Eric Darius, Karen Briggs, Marcus Johnson, Althea Rene, and the list goes on.
George comes from strong gospel roots and explains, “The Gospel is the basis for everything I play… everything I do!” Inspired by life, God’s love, and the never-ending feelings and emotions that play tug-of-war with the human heart, his life’s mission is to create music to uplift, encourage, and inspire. (click here for full bio).