Dr. Jeremy L. George is the Director of Jazz Studies and Assistant Professor of music at Huston-
Tillotson University. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida under the leadership of Dr. Julian E.
White and Dr. Shelby Chipman. He received his Master’s Degree in Music Education and Ph.D. in
Music Education from Florida State University. Dr. George’s dissertation is entitled “A Firm
Foundation: Examining the Influence of Black Gospel Music on Jazz Pedagogy.” His major
professors are Professor Rodney Jordan, Professor Leon Anderson and Dr. Clifford Madsen.
Dr. George served as a public-school music educator for 10 years. His most notable role was band
director at James S. Rickards High School from 2015 – 2021. Here he played an integral roll in
developing the entire program. His commitment to excellence led to him being awarded the Tom
Bishop Award by the Florida Bandmasters Association in 2018 which recognizes directors for
making a huge positive difference in a relatively short period of time. Under his
tutelage the Raider band has received superior ratings on the district and state level in Symphonic
Band, Marching Band and in Jazz Band.

As a professional, Jeremy also serves as a faculty member for the Austin Youth Jazz Orchestra,
adjudicator and clinician for the Florida Bandmasters Association and serves on the state FBA Jazz
committee. His professional affiliations include the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida
Bandmasters Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc., and Alpha Phi Alpha
Fraternity Inc.

As a performer, Dr. George is a freelance bassist in the Austin area. He is the former bassist and
musical director for Tallahassee Night’s Live, a highly active live entertainment guild with an
ambitious performance schedule throughout the southeast region, and has shared the stage with on
many nationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning Gospel, Jazz, Hip Hop and R&B recording
artists such as Ledisi, Samara Joy, Andre Hayward, Diego Rivera, Tom Browne, Kanye West, Jamie
Foxx, Marvin Sapp, Dorothy Norwood, and Eric Roberson just to name a few. Jeremy also serves as
a performing artist for many bass companies such as Anaconda Basses, DR Strings, Gallien Kruger
Amps, Aguilar Pickups, and Inearz Audio. He also maintains an ambitious gig, session, and
masterclass schedule in the United States.

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