Music entertainment for all venues. Featuring smooth blues jazz guitar, standard jazz songs, contemporary songs, latin songs and Big band era. Songs from the 40s right up to today's music.I provide music peronalized for your event. George Walker Music provides music for guitar workshops,schools 1-12 grade, parties,weddings,party planners,night clubs,corporate parties, birthday, anniversaries, special functions and more. I play solo and more. Locally in Omaha, Ne you can see me play at Potbelly Sandwich Shop from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Blondo and 120 St.
I put most of my gigs on Face book. I have a lot of music on my website.
Price Range: $200 to $2000
Gig Length: 120 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
My audiences have always appreciated the songs and arrangements of my guitar music. My listeners like my music because it is soothing, exciting, relaxing, danceable. I always come up with songs that connect with all of the age groups in my audience.
I want my listeners to have a positive experience about my music. It's all about creating a party atmosphere that my audience can not create on their own.
Honors and Awards
2010 Played for the Arbor Day conference in Nebraska city
2009 Participated in in The Nebraska Creative Capital Professional Development Program
2009 Played Jazz on The Green at the Joslyn Museum
2008 Opening act for The River Front Blues Jazz Festival
2007 Provided guitar music lessons for Omaha school of Music 2007 Provided guitar music lessons for Latino Museum
2007 Produced and hosted The George Walker Music Variety Show on Cox Cable channel 23. Featuring “How to Play Today’s Guitar Music Today”
2006 Won a special award for composing scores for drama, comedy and the best video for the Hot Shops Film Festival
2006 Composed music for “Art for Your Ears” for the Joslyn Art Museum
2006 Released CD George Walker’s Blues Jazz and Rock
2005 Provided music critique for American Idol on Fox 42 television
2004 Music award for Blues Guitar Playing Midwest Entertainment
2003 Published the book “How to Play Today’s guitar Music Today”
2002 Provided guitar instruction lessons for Metro Community College
2001Contributing writer for the book “African American Jazz and Rap’ University of Omaha Nebraska
2000 Released the CD “One Way or Another the Blues”
1999 Endorsed Samick guitars one of the largest makers of guitars in the world
1999 Won the Nebraska Arts Council Award for music writing contest judged by Jackson Berkey
This is the music I like – soothing, inviting and relaxing. Your guitar playing is so tasty. You seem to know very well that less really means more. The way your music mixes blues with jazz, soul and latin is so enjoyable. I would call it the old school approach – getting to know the basics and then more advanced stuff, getting to know the rhythm first. Young players don’t play like that anymore and this is a pity.
I play a variety of genres. They include Blues, Jazz Smooth Jazz, R & B, Latin and some Flamenco, Regae and Calypso, Jazz standards,
Some songs in my set list are:
High Heel Sneekers, Honky Tonk, I can see Clearly, Ipaneima, This Masquerade, Misty, and I love Her,
Hey Joe, Killing me Softly, Lets Stay together, My Girl, Caught Up in the Rapture, Autumn Leaves, Take 5
I can see Clearly, My Cheri Amour, Tears in Heaven , You've Got a Friend, Lisbon Antigua, I feel Good
Influences & Inspiration
I have worked with Bill Cosby, Freda Payne, Lou Rawls, Barry White. I have been on jazz festivals with the biggest names in show business. Many of these top names have influenced how I put my songs and shows together to entertain my audience.
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