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George Mraz has been a greatly in-demand bassist for straight-ahead dates ever since he emigrated to the United States in 1968. He studied bass at the Prague Conservatory as well as Berklee and toured with Oscar Peterson (1970-1972). After moving to New York, Mraz became a member of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra (1973-1976), worked with Stan Getz (1974-1975)

George's current project is a trio with pianist Camilla Mraz and drummer Anthony Pincotti.

Thorughout his career Mrazhas recorded and worked with with Joe Henderson, Hank Jones, Directions In Music with Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano and Hank Jones Quartet, Manhattan Trinity, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Roland Hanna, Hank Jones, Charles Mingus, NYJQ, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Toshiko Akioshi, Kenny Drew, Barry Harris, Richie Beirach, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Pepper Adams, Art Pepper, Phil Woods, Grover Washington Jr., Archie Shepp, Dave Leibman, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Kenny Burrell, Larry Coryell, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and many others.

In 2009, George received the Czech Republic Lifetime Achievement Award.

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My latest recordings...
George Mraz Quartet-"Jazz at The Castle"
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George Mraz and Zoe Rahamn-"Jazz at Greville Lodge Vol.3"
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George Mraz-David Hazeltine Trio-"Your Story"
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