Georgianna Krieger began playing the saxophone at the age of 9 and just kept
playing. She spent several formative years growing up in Denton Texas, a fabled
town, and attended the Arts Magnet High school at Booker T. Washington in Dallas.
Her first musical memory is of Gerry Mulligan, so it’s not surprising that she plays the
baritone saxophone in addition to alto and soprano.
While studying sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Georgianna
earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music. If you asked her,
Georgianna would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing,
sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the
conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same.
Today, Gergianna plays with the Resonance Jazz Ensemble (an octet featuring
and Zazen (a jazz quartet). She also gives individual saxophone lessons, in her
Oakland, California studio, to students age nine and up.
My Jazz Story
I grew up in Denton Texas, home of the infamous NTSU jazz school ( and
college radio) and I went to the Arts Magnet High School at Booker T
Washington in Dallas where we played jazz every day. All of the arts
are connected just as all of life is connected.
- Gerry Mulligan-What is There to Say
- Kieth Jarrett-Belonging
- Joshua Redmond- Live at the Village Vanguard