Georgianna Krieger is a sought-after performer and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, Georgianna plays soprano, alto, and baritone saxophones with the acclaimed Resonance Jazz Ensemble, a jazz octet with strings, and has performed at top Bay Area venues such as Yoshi’s and SFJAZZ Center.
Georgianna began playing the saxophone at the age of 9 and just kept playing. She spent several formative years growing up in Denton, TX, a fabled jazz town, and attended the Arts Magnet High school at Booker T. Washington in Dallas, TX. Her first musical memory is of Gerry Mulligan, so it’s not surprising that she plays the baritone saxophone in addition to alto and soprano.
While studying sculpture at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Georgianna also earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Commercial Music. If you asked her, Georgianna would tell you she sees a direct correlation between gestural drawing, her sculpture, and jazz improvisation. “The media are quite different,” she says, but the conceptual goal: “to explore a fleeting moment,” is the same.