Plays Blue Note Classics
"George Fludas has powered bands large and small with a razor sharp technique and relentless rhythmic drive…a swing master." -- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
Drummer George Fludas' Quartet plays music from the classic Blue Note catalog - featuring Scott Burns on tenor sax (March 3) and John Wojciehowski (March 4), with Reggie Thomas on piano, and Jeremiah Hunt
George began his professional career in 1987 playing in Chicago clubs with local greats like Von Freeman, Jodie Christian and Lin Halliday, as well as in groups with the area's top young musicians of the day, including Ron Blake, Jesse Davis, Bobby Broom, Ron Perrillo and Eric Alexander.
He has performed with a who's who of jazz greats, including Johnny Griffin, Tommy Flanagan, Hank Jones, Phil Woods, Ira Sullivan, Frank Wess, and Barry Harris, to name a few.
He was a member of legendary bassist Ray Brown's trio in 2000-2001, and toured with Diana Krall's group in 2002. From 2003 to 2009 he toured extensively with pianist Monty Alexander's trio and Jazz and Roots group. He also performed often with legendary pianist/composer Cedar Walton from 2002 until his passing in 2013. In 2013- 2014 he toured and recorded with organist Joey Defrancesco's trio.
He can often be heard in Chicago performing as a sideman with the nation's finest jazz musicians as well as a leader of his own groups. For this engagement the quartet will feature songs exclusively from the iconic record label Blue Note by composers such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Joe Henderson, Duke Pearson, and Donald Byrd.