George Koller

Sarangi

George Koller is a bassist, producer, composer, multi instrumentalist and promoter of jazz, world and folk music through concerts and his home grown label ZSAN Records (the zenith of science art and nature). In a wildly diverse and expansive career, he has worked with everyone, including Peter Gabriel, Eartha Kitt, Chaka Khan, Eddie Harris, Loreena Mckennitt, David Clayton-Thomas, Jim McCarty (The Yardbirds), Ian Tyson, The Shuffle Demons, Laila Biali, John Mcdermott, Larry Coryell, Karrin Allyson, Phil Woods, Michael Mcdonald, Carvin Winans, Sonny Stitt, Valdy, Eliana Cuevas and Holly Cole and many others.

George studied classical vocal and sitar from Pandit Chandrakant Kapileshwari, and has now been studying sarangi with Pankaj Mishra.


George plays a variety of instruments, many of which are featured on his award-winning debut solo album “Music for Plants, Animals and Humans”and his most recent recording “Secret Space Program”. He has performer/bassist/ credits on over 1600 albums in various genres and producer credits on at least 250 albums. George has also recorded numerous yoga/ meditation/wellness albums.


George was awarded the HMV "fresh blood" grand prize, has been voted 2007 National Jazz Awards “Bassist of the Year”, has a Toronto Star critics award and 2 “Porcupine” awards and has been on many Juno award-nominated and winning albums.


George Koller