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George Andrews diversified musical career as an arranger, composer and conductor began in 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland and because of his eclectic musical abilities and deeply sensitive understanding of all styles and nuances of music, George has been involved in virtually every aspect of the music industry in Manhattan for the last 40 years. A gifted musician in his own right, George took up the piano at age five and the trumpet at age ten. He was accepted to The Julliard School of Music in 1955. After four years of playing trumpet in the Navy Bands, George earned his BM in Music Theory and Composition from Syracuse University. He studied Keyboard Harmony at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and arranging with Marion Evans in New York City. And in addition to composing film scores, George most recently worked on an arrangement of Runnin' Wild for the motion picture, Shooting Stars, directed and written by Armondo Linus Acosta. George and his wife, vocalist and composer, Jo Andrews, co-produced and arranged the CD, Center of Gravity, with folk-rock singer, Meghan Andrews. He also arranged the minimalist rock anthem, Girl Dream On, on Meghan's second CD, Light's Like This, and is currently working on string quartet arrangements for The Hampton String Quartet. In his spare time George loves improvising and playing the blues at the piano with grandson, Owen and granddaughter, Jenna.
George has worked with a variety of artists through the years ranging from The Shirelles to Peter Duchin, Ann Hampton Calloway, Thelonius Monk Jr., The Hampton String Quartet, The Northern Lights Orchestra, and the folk pop duo Heaven & Earth. He has written arrangements for The Tonight Show Band and for the stage production of Sweet Jesus performed at Alice Tully Hall. His arrangements on the classically styled Christmas album, What If Mozart Had Written 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' have sold over 500,000 copies. George's Gold Records include The Bay City Rollers Dedication, for which George contributed his talents as both arranger and playing keyboards, and Evelyn Champagne King's Music Box. George also appeared at the White House before Jimmy Carter, conducting his own arrangements for Ms. King's performance during National Black Music Week.