George Voland, Valve Trombone

George Voland plays regularly with In The Pocket , The Jazz Collective, and with his own groups of other freelance players. He has played thousands of gigs and dozens of recording sessions, including a live concert and studio sessions presented on the CD "Remember Beauty: George Voland and Friends", recorded in Seattle.

His 33-year career as an English teacher in Vermont allowed for hundreds of weekend and summer gigs, plus it gave him a solid base from which to share the gift of jazz with younger players, like those in the SBHS Jazz Ensemble during his 25 years in South Burlington.

Since 2004, George has been a staff member at Interplay Jazz as well as here at the Vermont Jazz Camp since its early days.

"Jazz is such a gift, to players and listeners," George says. "I love helping others discover and develop their unique jazz voices so they can give it as a gift to others."