Pianist George Poe has a
flair for infusing familiar and beloved music from the `30s thru the `80s with a
fresh sensibility entirely his own.
Born in Houston, Texas, he has always been a lover of music. His earliest jazz
experience was as a trumpet player in the high school jazz combo. These
performances allowed him to refine his tonal vocabulary while learning how to
connect with a live audience.
Eventually moving his focus from trumpet to piano, he discovered a realm of
musical possibilities open up to him. This was due largely to the fact that he
could play the multiple notes of chords simultaneously instead of the single
tones of the trumpet. Somewhere within the lush arrangements of George Gershwin,
Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter, a fire was ignited. Fueled by an insatiable
appetite for melodic arranging and songwriting, George immersed himself in the
craft for more than two decades in groups such as
NOTHING SPECIAL and GEORGE POE
Now, more than just a tribute to music's most enduring songs, he still serves
homage to a bygone era of songwriting and performing, blurring the lines between
the classics, blues, pop, R&B, and jazz.