Urban 805
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George Pandis
George Pandis was born in Los
Angeles Calif.  He started playing
trumpet before he was 10.  Early in
his career he was fortunate to work
with music greats such as Larry
Carlton, Frank Rosolino, and Don
Ellis, and played lead trumpet in the
production band at the Hollywood
Bowl with guest conductor Lalo
Schifrin.  Later George began leading
his own groups, traveling throughout
the country. He has performed in
concert with The Four Tops,  
Richard.  Also, George
did session work with
vocalist/songwriter Eric
Tagg, Lee Ritenour and
performed with Galen
Jeter and the Dallas Jazz
Orchestra, and many
other well known
band arrangements on Roy's CD "In
The House" (Crosscut Records 2002)
recorded live in Lucerne, Switzerland.  
He also recorded on blues vocalist
Mickey Champion's CD "What You
Want" (Tondef Records 2002).  
Besides playing with other well-known
bands, George works the Art Laboe
concerts backing up R&B artists such
as Heatwave, Wild Cherry, Deniece
Williams, Bloodstone, Billy Paul, Sly,
Slick & Wicked, Al Wilson, Peaches &
Herb, The Intruders, Bloodstone, and
Malo & Barbara Lynn.  He also tours
with Branscombe Richmond. George is
a world class musician and brings to
Urban 805 a unique sound that
compliments the rest of the players
and raises the new Urban Jazz sound
to another level.