George Hoffman

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British Jazz Pianist/Vocalist, specialising in the Great American Songbook. Extensive repertoire of well-known jazz standards & classical.
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George Hoffman is an up and coming British Jazz Pianist/Vocalist, who specialises in music from the Great American Songbook. With an extensive repertoire of many well-known jazz standards. George has recently formed his own trio and plans on developing this, among other projects, and continue to grow within the thriving jazz scene here in the UK. George draws his inspiration from the likes of Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Jamie Cullum and others. George is also expanding on his vocal ability, taking influence from several legendary jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. As well as a solo artist, George is the pianist in his regional big band the 'Ashford Youth Jazz Orchestra', who are a touring ensemble and have visited places such as the birthplace of jazz New Orleans, performed as the 'Big Band in a Day' support act at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and recently a tour of Germany, with more events planned for the future. George has also performed at the Royal Albert Hall as a vocalist in a trad jazz band as part of the Music For Youth Schools Proms, and is classically trained in piano having received an Associateship Diploma from Trinity College London.

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Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Vintage, Gypsy jazz
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Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Transcription, Audio engineer, Sound technician, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Ableton Live, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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George's Song list

All of me
Fly me to the moon
I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter
Blue in green
Autumn Leaves
September in the rain
As time goes by
Georgia on my mind
Dream a little dream
Stormy weather
At Last
Girl from Ipanema
Ain't Misbehavin
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Basin Street Blues
Come Fly With Me
All the things you are
I should Care
Lady Bird
After You've gone
Have you met miss jones
I love you for sentimental Reasons
Orange Coloured Sky
I've got you under my skin
Lullaby of Birdland
Night and Day
On the street where you live
Someday My Prince will come
Summer time
Song for my father
Alone together
What is this thing called love
Pennies from Heaven
Bye Bye Blackbird
Beautiful Love
Just Friends
In a Mellow Tone
There will never be another you
Tea for two
Sky Lark
What a difference a day makes
When I fall in love
On green dolphin street
It's only a paper moon
I fall in love too easily
Lil darlin'
If I only had a brain
Left bank Two
That old feeling
Welcome to my world
I've never been in love before
It could happen to you
How Insensitive
The best things in life are free
If I were a Bell
Weaver of Dreams
There's a small hotel
My funny valentine
I can dream, can't I?
Cheek to cheek
Like someone in love
How High the Moon
There is no Greater Love
Dolphin dance
But not for me
A foggy day
When you're smiling
A fine romance
Here's that rainy day
Smoke gets in your eyes
I get along without you very well
The lady is a tramp
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered
Alice in wonderland
I could have danced all night
I'll be seeing you
It's a sin to tell a lie
Stella by starlight
My buddy
Blue bossa
The nearness of you
Slow boat to China
Blue monk
Chega de saudade
Out of nowhere
The song is you
I get a kick out of you
I can't give you anything but love
I've got you under my skin
Straighten up and fly right
Cheer up charlie
Make someone happy
A flower is a lovesome thing
My foolish heart
My romance
Do it the hard way
I get a kick out of you
Moonlight in Vermont
Donna Lee
Yardbird Suite
I'll close my eyes
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, of course - as long as the piano is in working order and in tune, then I'm happy to play on it!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, absolutely! I can bring my own.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

George's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£250
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George's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Craig P
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent communication with George before, during and after the event. Excellent performance at the world famous Britannia Panopticon, Glasgow. Thanks George

Nigel B
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Everyone enjoyed George playing. He is very accomplished, with an excellent repertoire, and it just set the right tone for our event. He is a very pleasant person to deal with, and I thoroughly recommend him.

From other customers:

Mika P
1 year ago, for a Recording session in Glasgow
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5 out of 5

"His touch is very light.... Be less good!" As seen on Channel 4's 'The Piano' series. Filmed & Recorded at Glasgow Central Station, August 2022.

Lang 郎
1 year ago, for a Recording session in Glasgow
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5 out of 5

"I like the dynamic, very light. So careful, doesn't want to play the wrong notes!" As seen on Channel 4's 'The Piano' series. Filmed & Recorded at Glasgow Central Station, August 2022.

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