Drums & Piano
Whether it’s practicing, performing, teaching, recording or producing; Georges has been creating some kind of music for most of his life. He started on piano at the age of six and added drums when he was nine.Then started his first band at 13 and was recording & performing on television and throughout Oregon by the time he was 16. He majored in Music at the University of Oregon, University of Utah and North Texas State University (Jazz Performance & Composition).
He has performed throughout the United States & Canada with various artists including: Mason Williams, The Platters, Sal Marquez (Tonight Show Band), Byron Berline, Lawrence Leighton Smith, Glen Campbell, The Fowler Bros. (Frank Zappa), Diamond Jackson, Keith Sykes (Jimmy Buffet) and legendary R & B Pianist, Floyd Dixon (Hey Bartender).
As the original drummer for Mason Williams and The Santa Fe Recital he toured extensively playing concerts at many of the nation’s top venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater & Wolf Trap Farm Park. He has performed numerous times with the Denver, Oklahoma City, Eugene, Sacramento & Hamilton (Toronto) Symphony Orchestras.
Georges is known throughout the region as a band leader, an ace side-man (drums or keyboards) and as a compassionate music educator. He is the founder of The BEND School Of Music Performance where he teaches private piano, drums & mallet (vibes/marimba) and musicianship lessons. He also directs the "BEND Student Funk & Jazz Ensemble"--a talented group of young Jazz musicians that join him regularly at Georges' First Friday Jazz concerts.
Bouhey is the facilitator and host for "BendBroadband’s Student Music Education Series" of Jazz Workshops—working with Mel Brown, Karrin Allyson, Tom Scott, Les McCann, Josh Nelson, Bruce Forman, Jeremy Pelt, Dianne Shuur, Javon Jackson, Arturo O'Farrell, Joey DeFrancesco and Randy Brecker. This is Georges' fourth year of working together with Bend Broadband & The Oxford Hotel to present these educational workshops with world renoun Jazz artists to Central Oregon student musicians. More information about the workshops and registration inside.
Join Georges For Jazz!
You're listening to "Something Romantic" featuring Laz Glickman (Piano) with Renato Caranto (Tenor), Dave Captein (Bass) & Georges Bouhey playing Drums. The song was originally named "5's & 6's"--but when I played it for Jazz pianist Randy Porter, he suggested that I call it "something more romantic". Okay Randy--Thanks!--GB