He performs. He composes. He produces.
Add some arranging and music directing, and it’s clear why George Maurer considers his one-word job description to be “collaborator.” Whether he’s composing original music for Saint Paul City Ballet, arranging ’80s hits for the Minnesota Orchestra or selling out the Dakota Jazz Club with his band — again — George has a talent for working as part of a creative team and realizing a collective artistic vision.
George’s experience shows a special brand of versatility — unless you can think of other artists who have arranged music for the Chiffons, played for the Bill Clinton White House and helped Eric Clapton with a few chords.
Audiences across the country know George as a pianist/keyboardist who has played his way from Congress to the Crickets. He has been called Minnesota’s premier jazz pianist and gained acclaim with the George Maurer Group, Trio and The 2nd New Originals as well as his solo work and collaborations with vocalists.
But playing is just a small part of his repertoire. George has created original compositions for orchestra and ballet, big band and Bobby Vee. He writes original scores for film, theater and dance and has been called upon to arrange and produce music for an incredible diversity of projects including Twin Cities productions of “Swing!” and “Rent.”
George thrives on the textures and layers of multidimensional work, where each note can set the mood for a song or scene. He’s in high demand not only as a performer but also a composer and producer, arranger and music director. His passion for collaboration comes through in every note of every project he does.