George Schuller, drummer, composer, arranger, and producer, has released several albums as a leader including Listen Both Ways (Playscape), Life’s Little Dramas (Fresh Sound) and JigSaw (482 Music). He leads several groups including Circle Wide and George Schuller Trio and co-leads Yard Byard: The Jaki Byard Project. Schuller appears on Joe Lovano's Rush Hour (Blue Note) and has also recorded and/or produced CDs with Armen Donelian, Jason Robinson, Mike Musillami, Yard Byard, Russ Johnson, Mike Baggetta, Katie Bull, Orange Then Blue, Ran Blake, Luciana Souza, Burton Greene, Peter Yarrow, and Gunther Schuller. Currently, Schuller has been touring with Lee Konitz Qt (legendary alto saxophonist), Armen Donelian Trio, and Ray Parker Trio. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1982, he has performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nnenna Freelon, Jaki Byard, Dave Douglas, George Adams, Fred Hersch, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Mose Allison, J. Geils, among many others. He was also a co-producer for the 2007 film documentary Music Inn, which was screened at the Tribeca, Berkshire, Galway, Munich, and Prague Film Festivals.
If Third Stream music, the merger of classical music and jazz, never took hold within either musical world as it might have since its official inception in the late 1950’s, the best examples of the genre still prove that it was more that just an academic pipedream.