Saxophonist George Garzone was a member of the New England Conservatory jazz faculty from 1984 to 2010, serving as a studio teacher and ensemble coach.
Garzone is a member of The Fringe, a jazz trio founded in 1972 that includes fellow faculty member, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Bob Gullotti, that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. The group has released three albums.
Garzone began on the tenor saxophone when he was six, played in a family band and attended music school in Boston. In addition, Garzone has guested in many situations, touring Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and gigging with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z and John Patitucci, among others.
A veteran jazzman, Garzone has appeared on over 20 recordings. In 1995 he recorded a tribute to Stan Getz on NYC called Alone. A year later, he recorded Four's and Two's with compatriot Joe Lovano, which earned him four stars in Down Beat. In 1999, Garzone returned with Moodiology, and in summer 2000, the album Fringe in New York was released.
Garzone is a member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, performing and recording with this group at the Village Vanguard in September 2002.
B.M., Berklee College of Music. Performances with The Fringe, Kenny Barron, Harvie Swartz, Dan Gottlieb, John Pattitucci, Bill Stewart, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Tom Harrell, Don Alias, Danilo Perez, Lenny White, Joe Lovano, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Gary Peacock, Dennis Chambers, Anton Fig, Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, Stanley Cowell, Bob Moses, and Dave Liebman. Recordings on NYC Records.
Photo by Andrew Hurlbut