Friends & Associates

Use these handy links to find out more about some of George’s friends, collaborators and associates. Learn about the groups George performs with and find out when they’re appearing around Dallas.

The Singapore Slingers. website | Facebook
George plays tenor banjo and guitar in Dallas’ original fox trot orchestra, directed by Matt Tolentino. This group specializes in authentic performances of music from 1900 to 1935. George has contributed arrangements to the group.

Mark McKenzie Quartet. website | Facebook
This straight-ahead jazz combo features George on both piano and guitar. The group plays standards from the Great American Songbook, classic and modern jazz tunes, and a handful of Gagliardi originals.

Three Quarters Fast Jazz Band. website | Facebook
George plays guitar in this group dedicated to traditional New Orleans jazz. Clarinetist Dave Washburn is the leader.

AChord Trio. website
George serves as accompanist for this female vocal group that performs a wide variety of crowd-pleasing music.

Cynthia Clawson. website | Facebook
Grammy- and Dove Award-winning singer called “the most awesome voice in gospel music” by Billboard magazine. A longtime friend of George and champion of his songs.

Pocket Sandwich Theatre. website | Facebook
The most fun you can have in a Dallas theatre. George plays piano for some of their productions, and they’ve presented several of his original musicals.

Plano Children’s Theatre. website | Facebook
Entertaining audiences of all ages by making characters come alive onstage through dramas and musicals. George often works as musical director and/or accompanist for this theatre company.