Willie Waldman Project
For Willie Waldman every gig is like a band debut. With one important exception: Every member is not only talented but vastly experienced. That is the intrigue of the Willie Waldman Project. The band is ever-changing as Waldman pulls noted musicians from all styles and geographical locations to play free form music created on the spot. This represents the true history of Jazz!
“The artists have so much freedom, It’s a cool vibe” Terry Saffold said “Waldman is a genius at bringing diverse players together”. It is always fresh and exciting, no one in the industry is doing what Waldman has accomplished” and the fans dig it.
Although Waldmans musical career began with the Chesterton High School Marching band in Chesterton, In. Waldman believes his real training began in Memphis TN. While attending Memphis State on a music scholarship, it was on Beale Street that Waldman met several musical legends that he feels groomed him for what the Willie Waldman Project is known for today.
The Willie Waldman Project is celebrating the 25th year of FreeWorld the band he co-founded in college. They received a brass note on Beale Street October 6th 2012.
*Chocolate George just finished recording a new album “Willie’s Makin’ Pork Chops!” featuring Willie Waldman on trumpet .
Produced by Dave Aron(Prince, Snoop Dogg, Sublime…Co-produced by Willie Waldman(Banyan,Willie Waldman Project,Snoop Dopp..) at Hollywood Way Studios. Other great artists are also featured on the album, so check it out. It is available for download at Chocolate George’s Reverbnation Store! THE ALBUM-WILLIE’S MAKIN’ PORKCHOPS-Soon Available On MEMPHODELIA/SONY INTERNATIONAL.
Chocolate George began singing in choirs in grade school and soon fell in love with music and performing. Then at the age of seventeen He found Blues music and started sneaking into jams in Downtown Indianapolis. His first real group “Fancy Lizards’ started in August of 1991 and disbanded in 1998 after releasing three recordings and playing over one thousand shows.Other Groups Chocolate George has played with include The Chocolate George band, The Motherheads, Little Sky Giant and Solar Howard. So far Chocolate George has shared the stage with quite a few notable bands and musicians including Merle Saunders, Jefferson Starship, Todd Snider,Dave A’Bear(JGB),Herman Green,Jon Avilla, The Why Store and The Willie Waldman Project.
With exceptional lyrics and danceable grooves, Chocolate George is poised to become one of your new favorites!
Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy the music!
Willie Waldman Project featuring:
Mark Grundhoefer of The Big Wu
Chocolate George Handlon