George Walker is an extraordinary musician with a style that fuses Jazz Funk and Rhythm & Blues. But George does not stop there. He can play Rock, Pop and Country and all other genres of music as well. George currently plays at a variety of venues and gives individual and group lessons. George also is an instructor at a local college in Omaha, Nebraska.

George has worked and recorded with Lou Rawls, Bill Cosby, Barry White, Paul Humphrey and many more. Check out the Photos page for some interesting photos of George and friends. He is a contributor for the book "African American Jazz and Rap" and recently was chosen as a "Year of the Blues" honoree.Recently in the 2005 Omaha Hot Shops film festival George Walker Productions provided the music sountracks for two first place films.

 George is best known for his smooth jazz guitar instrumentals. George has really lived with the music that he plays. He plays blues, jazz, and rhythm and blues, and has played and recorded with many top names in the music world. George has worked with Tommy Tucker who sang the hit single „High Heel Sneakers,’ Freddie Scott who sang ‘Hey Girl,’Lou Rawls, who won a Grammy Award for the song ‘Natural Man,’ Bill Cosby with his 13-piece band, Barry White, and many more. In 2004, he published his own music book, ‘How to Play Today's Guitar Music Today,’ and in 2005, he summed up American Idol performances for Omaha's Fox 42 network. In 2006, George won two first place awards for composing music for the Hot Shops Film Festival, having composed music for 3 film contestants that won first place in comedy, first place for best video, and second place in drama. George takes all of these experiences and rolls them up into his performances and includes some songs from his CD, ‘One Way or Another the Blues.’ His performance is designed to give a complete overview of the many extensions of what can be played on the guitar, and describes the techniques that he uses to write for films, songs and T.V. jingles. One-hour workshops are also available, with the following themes: George Walker's Blues Workshop, How to Read Music of all Kinds for Guitarists, and Popular Songs for Guitarists. Copies of George's book, How to Play Today's Music Today, are available at workshops or by mail order. George had his own T.V. show ‘How to Play Today’s Music Today’, which was featured on Cox Cable channel 23 every Saturday at 5:00 p.m. This show featured interviews with local people in the arts, music, and film. George played live original music and gave guitar lessons, pointing out the latest techniques that are used in today's guitar music. George currently partners with the Durham Museum and The Omaha Blues Society in a program of visiting various schools conducting workshops. Other teaching programs he is involved with are Love's Art Center, The Omaha School of Music and The Latino Museum. Visit George's website for music samples CD: ‘One Way or Another The Blues’. On Youtube: George Walker Plays Jazz on The Green. George has updated his book ‘How to Play Today's Guitar Music Today’. It is possible to apply for grants to have George provide guitar workshops using his book.

  George Walker guitar instructor Education Berklee College of Music Diploma certificate Boston Ma. 1968 - 1969 studies - music arranging, harmony, theory and jazz improvisation Pasadena City College Pasadena Ca. 1986 continuing education studies Business course Employment Live performances, traveling and recording musician Musicians Union Local 9 Boston, Ma. Local 47 Hollywood, Ca. Local 70-558 Omaha, Ne.

Performances worked for on live on shows and recording
Tommy Tucker
Freddy Scott
Dee Clark
Rosie Grier
Lou Rawls
Bill Cosby
Paul Humphrey
Harvey Mason
Kenny Burrell
Stix Hooper
Freda Payne
Barry White
Jerry Lewis

Performances Apollo Theatre, Regal Theatre, Howard Theatre, Royal Theatre , White River Front Stadium, Atlanta Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Palmer House, St. Regis Hotel, Harrah's Casinos, Disney Land Disney World Circle Star Theatres. All major television shows, Merve Griffin, Mike Douglas, Smothers Brothers and including Saturday Night Live. All local television shows ,casinos and night clubs, Jazz on The Green, Lied Lodge, Press Club, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, local and neighboring Iowa wineries

Honors and Awards

2009 Special jazz concert at The Durham Museum Omaha featuring the music of George Walker
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


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