Originally trained as a classical pianist (at the Juilliard School in New York, as well as private instruction with pianist/conductor Jens Nygaard), George found more of a musical home in the worlds of jazz, blues, rhythm and blues and other forms of contemporary and popular music. He has worked with such artists as Mary Wilson (of the Supremes), Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Alan Parsons,, Rosemary Butler, Bonnie Bramlett, Bill Watrous, Bob Mintzer, Clark Terry, Maria Schneider, Gerald Wilson, Luis Munoz, Kimberly Ford, Leslie Lembo and many others.
He has performed in venues from nightclubs and jazz clubs, to the concert stage, international music and jazz festivals, as well as national TV and radio appearances. Active in the studio and as a composer, George can currently be heard in a number of groups including the Monday Madness Jazz Big Band, the Rosemary Butler Band, Afro-jazz fusion group, Native Vibe, A Celebration of Joni Mitchell with Kimberly Ford, The Ojai Mardi Gras band, Patricia Avis and a variety of other groups, including from time to time his own band originally founded with Leslie Lembo, Raw Silk.
Originally from Nebraska, Rick moved to California in 1987. He’s a musician, singer, writer and music producer. He played guitar and sang for Kenny Loggins from 2007-2009, and played keyboards, guitar and sang for Ambrosia from 2009 til 2013. He has produced music for TV, Sony Playstation video games, and music for other artists, including Bobby Womack, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Brannigan, and Melissa Manchester.
Rick was featured on the TV show, “Modern Family” where he played the singing pharmacist, “Harold Grossman”. His company, “Turning On The Light Entertainment” , which was created with his wife, Sherry Hursey, is a positive media production company, that produces films, and music projects that promote positivity.