George returns as musical director for his fourth production at MusicalFare (COOKIN' AT THE COOKERY, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, SOPHISTICATED LADIES). He has conducted and played on Broadway (BLACK & BLUE, PLAY ON!, BRING IN ‘DA NOISE…, THE FULL MONTY). He has served as musical director for international tours (BODY & SOUL, BLACK & BLUE), as well as US regional tours (ELLA! THE MUSICAL, THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR, COOKIN’ AT THE COOKERY). He toured the world with the Count Basie Orchestra for over 7 years (winning a Grammy award for the recording ‘Live at The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’), and the Duke Ellington Orchestra for 3 years. He has performed with such diverse artists as George Benson, Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Elvis Costello and The Urban Bush Women, to name but a few. He is a professor on the jazz faculty at UB. For more info, visit georgecaldwelljazz.com.