Harlem Speaks: Roy Eaton and George Gee
Harlem Speaks, our flagship public program of oral histories, will feature renowned pianist Roy Eaton and swing bandleader, George Gee.
In an era when punk, new wave and heavy metal ruled, some first thought that George
was revisiting the past.
Twenty-five years later, it is delightfully clear that George
was just way ahead of his
also revels in his
stature as a veritable Ambassador of Swing
is a much sough-after authority on the evolution of the art.
has lectured at the New School University
, led clinics and master classes - and is a popular source for newspaper, magazine, TV and Internet reports.
George also served as a primary expert for the 2000 nationally broadcast BRAVO documentary "This Joint is Jumpin'", featuring extensive interviews throughout the two-hour film.
Still full of joy and energy, this diminutive gentleman of swing and his
merry music makers are ready for new adventures in the next quarter-century!