The George Fremont trio specializes in reshaping classic standards of the past while still paying respect to the legends of the past. Whether it be a smooth ballad or a hard swinger, the GF Trio knows how to engage an audience and create an unforgettable performance experience. The GF Trio draws inspiration from legends like the Oscar Peterson Trio, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, and The Monty Alexander Trio. The GF Trio is guaranteed to amaze you with their wide variety of song selections and genres.
George Higashiyama first knew he wanted to study and perform jazz when he heard Cannonball Adderley's rendition of Autumn Leaves. George is continually pursuing the art of Jazz, attending local festivals, master classes, and performing at local clubs and events. Some of George's biggest piano inspirations include Dave Brubeck and Oscar Peterson. Mel Torme and Tony Bennett are George's biggest inspirations vocally. George has sung with many local talents including Greta Matassa, Barbara Morrison, and Josh Nelson.
Jake is a local college student and on call performing and studio bassist. Outside of school, Jake teaches private guitar, piano, and bass lessons to young beginners, and continues to strengthen his talents on the upright and electric bass by playing with local groups. Jake takes inspiration in his playing from modern jazz artists such as Thundercat, Anthony Jackson, and Miles mosley, and has classic influences to the likes of Ray Brown, Stanley Clarke and Oscar Pettiford.
Kevin Murphy's passion for drums began to develop at the young age of seven. Growing up in a musical family, Kevin was exposed to many genres of music and a wide variety of albums, most notably Oliver Nelson's, The Blues and the Abstract Truth (with Roy Haynes). This album inspired Kevin to pursue the art of jazz drumming, leading him to perform with groups like: The MWNW Honors Jazz Band, The Magnolia Big Band, Skyline Jazz Band, Skyline Vocal Jazz, Seattle Jazz Ed, and various other groups in the Seattle/Eastside region. Kevin also supplements his jazz playing with orchestral percussion, performing in The Skyline Symphonic Band, The WMEA All-State Bands, and The Evergreen Philharmonic.