George Shutack

George Shutack

George is widely regarded as one of the leading composers of jazz ensemble music for younger players. While he has written many challenging works as well, he is best known for his charts at the grade 2-4 levels.

 

A keyboard player living in the Chicago area, George has been writing for Doug Beach Music since 1978. In addition to being one of the core staff writers, he is also responsible for many of the decisions regarding the company's musical direction. With over 125 compositions to his credit, George is one of the most active writers in jazz education today.

 

While in college at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus, George studied orchestration. During this period, George began writing longer festival pieces and commissions for the Decatur MacArthur Jazz Ensemble in Decatur Illinois.

 

George's association with Doug Beach Music and friendship with Doug continues to this day. Over the years, Doug and George have created many compositions together. Their compositions are published through Kendor Music.

 

In 1990, the Chili Pepper Series was born. Read The Legend Of The Chili Pepper.

 

One of George's hobbies is architecture. One recent composition, Fallingwater, pays homage to Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater in Bear Run, Pennsylvania.

 

George's day gig is writing computer software. He's been in this profession since graduating college. George also maintains the Kendor Music website.

 

Email: shutack@prairiemm.com

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Road Trip

Road Trip

$45.00

Product #: 41920
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Jazz Foundations Series
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Running Of The Bulls

Running Of The Bulls

$52.00

Product #: 42807
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Threshold Series
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Salamanca Samba (Digital Download Only)

Salamanca Samba (Digital Download Only)

$52.00

Product #: 42812
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Threshold Series
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Silver Oak

Silver Oak

$48.00

Product #: 42307
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: First Edition Series
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SOS

SOS

$52.00

Product #: 42839
Credits: Shutack
Series: Threshold Series
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South Side Shuffle

South Side Shuffle

$52.00

Product #: 42842
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Threshold Series
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Straight North (Digital Download Only)

Straight North (Digital Download Only)

$48.00

Product #: 42317
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: First Edition Series
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Street Smart

Street Smart

$45.00

Product #: 41928
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Jazz Foundations Series
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Swing State

Swing State

$45.00

Product #: 41932
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Jazz Foundations Series
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Take A Break Blues

Take A Break Blues

$45.00

Product #: 41933
Credits: Shutack
Series: Jazz Foundations Series
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Take It To The Top (Digital Download Only)

Take It To The Top (Digital Download Only)

$45.00

Product #: 41934
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: Jazz Foundations Series
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Tres Picos (Digital Download Only)

Tres Picos (Digital Download Only)

$48.00

Product #: 42342
Credits: Beach, Shutack
Series: First Edition Series
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