Georgianna Krieger is a sought-after performer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She plays soprano, alto and baritone saxophones with the acclaimed Resonance Jazz Ensemble, Mary Lou’s Apartment, Playtime Jazz and the Hot Air Saxophone Quartet. She teaches private saxophone lessons to students age nine and up in her Oakland, California studio.
Georgianna began playing the saxophone at the age of 9 and just kept playing. She spent several formative years growing up in Denton Texas, a fabled jazz town, and attended the Arts Magnet High school at Booker T. Washington in Dallas. Her first musical memory is of Gerry Mulligan, so it’s not surprising that she plays the baritone saxophone in addition to alto and soprano.
While studying sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Georgianna also earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music. If you asked her, Georgianna would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment”, is the same.
Georgianna’s original composition “Green Glass Door”
Soprano saxophone solo with Resonance. Yoshi’s 2017