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, 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.
Study Saxophone with Me
In my individual saxophone lessons, I not only give each student a strong foundation in saxophone technique, but also talk about the physics of how the saxophone works, the fundamentals of practicing, the joy of playing with others (a philosophy of jazz), musical concepts and ideas for making music part of everyday life.
For intermediate players, saxophone lessons focus on creating an individual sound and developing a story with melody that can speak to the heart of anyone in world.
I teach in my Oakland studio in the Glenview district. Please contact me for more information.
Playing duets at a student recital
Resonance Jazz Ensemble
I am a founding member of Resonance Jazz Ensemble. This eight piece ensemble includes winds and strings and is unique in its instrumentation and sound. Resonance has performed at Yoshi’s to sold out audiences as well as SF JazzCenter. This year the group is returning to Fantasy Studios to record their second album, this time featuring original compositions. This seasoned Bay Area group is lead by Steve McQuarry and includes notable musicians Nancy Bien, Ted Burik, Greg German, Michelle Mastin, Michele Walther and Laura Austin Wiley.
Resonance performs Georgianna’s original composition “Green Glass Door”
Soprano saxophone solo with Resonance. Yoshi’s 2017