George Koller : Producer, Bassist, Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist, Promoter

George has accumulated hundreds of wildly diverse performing, touring and recording credits in his expansive musical career. He has performed/ toured / recorded with Peter Gabriel, Holly Cole, Loreena McKennitt, Ian Tyson, David Clayton-Thomas, Phil Woods, The Shuffle Demons, Olivia Newton-John, Chaka Khan, Eddie Harris, Eartha Kitt, Laila Biali, Eliana Cuevas, Bruce Cockburn, Valdy, Joe Sealy, Sharlene Wallace, John Mcdermott....just to name a few.

A prolific composer and producer and bassist, George also plays a variety of instruments; many of them featured on his award winning (HMV “fresh blood” grand prize) solo CD entitled “ Music for Plants, Animals and Humans” He also has 9 solo 
recordings on the Solitudes/Avalon/Reflections labels (Cello by the Sea, India, Bali, Breathing for Relaxation, Peaceful Harmony, Zen Tranquility, Zen Harmony, Zen Serenity, Rest Well) . He has performer/bassist/ producer credits on over 800 cd’s.

George was presented with the 2007 national jazz award for “Bassist of the Year”
He has a Toronto Star Critics award and 2 “Porcupine” awards
Multiple film credits including “Such a Long Journey”, “Possible Worlds” , “Away from her” -George plays Sitar, Sarode, Dilruba, Tanpura and bass on these films

Selected Producer Credits:
Big Miller…. Live in Calgary INDIE 1982 
Toronto Tabla Ensemble…. Toronto Tabla Ensemble INDIE 1990 
Molly Johnson…. Live at the Senator
Koller/Michels…. Singing Naked ZSAN 1994 
George Koller…Music for Plants, Animals, Humans ZSAN 1993 
Deanna Knight…. Shadow of a Star INDIE 1995 
Ken Whiteley…. Listening BOREALIS 1997 
Patricia O'Callaghan…. Naked Beauty MARQUIS 2004  
Amanda Martinez…. Sola INDIE 2006 
Hali Schwartz…. Sadhana, Nitya Mukt INDIE 2006 
Eliana Cuevas…. Vidas INDIE 2008 
DK Ibomeka… I'm Your Man Wychwood 2008 
Songs of the World’s Children DIXON HALL MUSIC SCHOOL 2009
Rita Chiarelli Sweet Paradise
Koller Michels Bass and Voice
Fern Lindzon Two Kites (Juno Nominee)
Fern Lindzon Like a Circle in a Spiral
Shuffle Demons ClusterFunk  
Turbo Street Funk To the Street
World Jazz For Haiti double album fundraiser for Haiti----23 artists
Maple Leaf Rising Sun album fundraiser for Japan
Laila Biali Tracing Light (Juno Nominee)

David Clayton -Thomas   Combo

 

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