Upcoming Shows


George Heid III


Proudly Endorses

Canopus Drums & Murat Diril Cymbals 

Notable Travels

  • 6 month residency at JZ Club Hangzhou with the Bill Heid Quartet (January 1st 2014 – July 1st 2014)

  • 3 month residency at JZ Club Hangzhou with The George Heid III Quartet (January 1st 2015 – April 1st 2015)

  • 6 month residency at JZ Club Hangzhou with the George Heid Quartet (April 16th 2017– October 16th 2017)

Notable Venues

  • China: JZ Club Hangzhou, JZ Club Shanghai

  • New York City: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Smalls Jazz Club, Puppets Jazz Bar, The Iridium, The Garage, The Carlyle Hotel, Somethin’ Jazz Club, Caffe Vivaldi, Nuyorican Poets Café, Symphony Space, The “J” House 

  • Pittsburgh: Heid House, City of Asylum, Eddie V’s, Wallace’s Whiskey Room, The Fairmont, The Byham Theatre, The Benedum Theatre, James Street, The Backstage Bar, Katz Plaza, SAVOY, CJ’s, Ava Lounge, NOLA on the Square, Too Sweet, The Hill House, Cioppino, August Wilson Center for African American Arts

  • West Virginia: The Stifel Fine Arts Center, West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival

  • Philadelphia: Chris’s Jazz Café, The Clef Club, CEC Community Education Center

  • Detroit: Cliff Bell’s 

  • Columbus: The Refectory, Dick’s Den, Clintonville Women’s Club

  • Cleveland: NightTown, Tri-C Jazz Festival (The Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square)

  • Chicago: Winter’s Jazz Club

  • Milwaukee: The Jazz Estate

  • Minneapolis: Crooners Lounge

  • Monterey: The Monterey Jazz Festival

Notable Festivals

  • Cleveland Jazz Festival

  • Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

  • Monterey Next Generation Festival

  • Washington Jazz Festival

  • Pittsburgh Arts Festival

  • 56th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival

  • West Virginia Jazz Festival

  • Monroeville Jazz Festival


  • Russell Miller: “The Dance Eternal: The Dance of Life” (2011) 

  • Center Of Life Jazz Band: “Hazelwood” (2011)

  • Dwayne Dolphin: “Essence of an Angel” (2012)

  • Elevations: “Elevations” (2013)

  • P.SUS: “Open Ears, Open Mind, Open Heart” (2014)

  • Elevations: “To The Stars” feat. Warren Wolf and Sean Jones (2015) 

  • Corners: “Corners” (2015)

  • Kyle Simpson Jazz Collective: “Something In Between” (2016)

  • Gee-Ø | George Heid III: “Little Blue Planet In Great Need of Care” (2017)

  • Dwayne Dolphin: “Indigenous” (2018)

  • Lynn Speakman/Ron Blake: “Live at Heid House” (2018)

  • Peg Wilson “TBA” (2019)

  • George Heid III: “Candle Kites” (2019)

Notable Awards

  • 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award

  • 2013 Downbeat Magazine (Best Original Composition) 

  • 2012 1st Place: Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival 

  • 2012 Outstanding Soloist Award Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival 

  • 2011 Outstanding Soloist Award Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival

  • 2010 Pittsburgh Jazz Society/BNY Scholarship 

  • 2009 Roger Humphries’ Next Generation Scholarship

Teaching Experience

  • Washington and Jefferson University

  • Center of Life (COL)


  • Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA)

  • West Virginia Wesleyan College

  • State University of New York: Purchase (SUNY Purchase)

  • Duquesne University

Has Performed and/or Recorded With

  • Roger Humphries Sr.

  • Sean Jones

  • Warren Wolf

  • Ron Blake

  • Kenia

  • Alton Merrell Jr.

  • Clifford Barnes

  • Dan Wilson

  • Theron Brown

  • Dwayne Dolphin

  • Henry “The Skipper” Franklin Sr.

  • David Budway

  • Maureen Budway

  • Jimmy Ponder

  • Cameron Brown

  • Sam Harris

  • Paul Thompson

  • Daniel May

  • Brett Williams

  • Benny Benack III

  • Anton DeFade

  • Sonny Step (Michael Stephenson)

  • Tony DePaolis

  • Alexander Claffy

  • Nimrod Speaks

  • Luke Carlos O’Reilly

  • Ralph Lalama

  • Essiet Essiet

  • Steve Davis

  • Mike Tomaro

  • Bill Heid

  • Perry Hughes

  • Randy Johnston

  • Don Aliquo Jr.

  • Pete Malinverni

  • James Moore

  • Neal Caine

  • Russ Miller

  • Lynn Speakman