Gatzone George

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Gatzone George

Gatzone, George, jazz saxophonist; b. Sept. 23, 1950, Cambridge, Mass. He received a bacherlor’s degree from Berklee, where he met Joe Lovano, who became a close associate. Based in Boston for most of his life, he now spends about half his time in N.Y. He taught at Tufts Univ. (1985–87) and is now Associate Professor of Woodwinds at Berklee; he also teaches improvisation and jazz studies at the NEC. He is a co-founder of The Fringe, a cooperative pianoless trio that performs regularly in the Boston area and has toured Portugal. He has also toured with George Russell and worked with many other contemporary jazz players. During the 1990s, he has turned his attention to jazz theory, working on a system he calls the “Cross Intervallic Triadic Approach.”


Return of the Neanderthal Man (1989); It’s Time for the Fringe (1992); Four and Two’s (1996).

—Lewis Porter