George Whitty

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George Whitty is a musician/composer/producer/engineer/ teacher currently living near Los Angeles. He won an Emmy award in 2014 for his work as a composer for the TV series "All My Children" and produced three Grammy Award winning CDs (most recently Randy Brecker's "34th and Lex")[1] and was nominated for Emmy Awards for his composing on the long-running TV shows "One Life to Live" and "As the World Turns".[2]

As a musician, he has played and recorded with artists such as Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana ("Supernatural"), Celine Dion ("Falling Into You" and "These are Special Times"), Michael and Randy Brecker (4 years on the road, 7 CDs), Chaka Khan ("The Woman I Am"), Richard Bona (phenom from Cameroon), Chris Minh Doky, Sadao Watanabe, Grover Washington, Jr., Till Brönner ("Midnight") and other well-known artists. His discography includes more than 100 CDs as a producer or musician,[3] and he has hundreds of compositions for film and TV playing on everything from nature documentaries to feature films to TV reality shows and some of TV's longest-running series.

George Whitty was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon and is a 1980 graduate of Marshfield High School.[4]

After moving to Brooklyn, New York after college, he became an active member for several years of the Slope of the Slope Manor Collective, a musical jazz improv space featuring eclectic musical artists such as Jim Rotondi, Dave Phelps, Eric Eudel (Blues Brothers), Rob Crick Cohen, Dwight Loop and Wayne Conigula.

His brother, playwright Jeff Whitty won a Tony award for "Best Book for a Musical" for 'Avenue Q'. George Whitty's website and blog can be found here, and an extensive web-based instruction series he created, entitled MusicPath, can be found here

In 2015 he began teaching jazz piano through ArtistWorks, an online music education website.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album". Boston University School of Theology. Retrieved 2009-08-18.[dead link]
  2. ^ "2006 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominees". Academy of Television Arts & Science. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  3. ^ "George Whitty - Discography". Artist Direct. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  4. ^ "Acclaimed Alumni". Marshfield High School. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  5. ^ Grammy®-Winning Jazz Pianist Joins ArtistWorks