George Cole

Gypsy jazz, Musical Artist

1960 –


Who is George Cole?

George Cole is a producer, composer, lyricist, vocalist, session musician and guitarist. He fronts his own Gypsy jazz/Uptown Swing band and since early 2014 is the guitarist for the David Grisman Quintet. Prior to his current acoustic music endeavors he played electric guitar for the pop rock band Beatnik Beatch and Big Blue Hearts. He played on Chris Isaak's platinum selling Forever Blue album. George Cole is a highly sought after music educator with over 30 years of experience. Some of his former students have risen to prominence. George Cole was the guitar instructor of Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt for eight years before they started the punk rock band Green Day. Other successful former students of George Cole are Ethan Roberts and Danny Jones. Ethan Roberts was guitarist/musical director for Katy Perry, Selena Gomez & The Scene, and Cheyenne Kimball.

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Oct 10, 1960
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Cole, George

on July 23, 2013


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