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  • George Fontenette

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    George Fontenette

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    With a body of work that is broad in scope and diversity, encompassing many genres, acrossing multiple platforms and mediums, George Fontenette has been both band leader and sideman, performing with Alvin Batiste’s Jazztronauts, Frank Foster, Mark Whitfield, Wess Anderson, Wynton Marsalis at the 1991 International Trumpet Guild Conference at LouisianaState University, and on Broadway (Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum). He has composed and produced music for over 300 national commercials for some of the most recognizable brands in the world. His musical journey has afforded him opportunities to compose music for a number of feature films including The Christmas Swap (2016), Madea’s Family Reunion (2006), Blackout (2007), The Golden Greek: The Harry Agganis Story (2007), and Multiple Sarcasms (2009). His production expertise has been highly valued, as evidenced by his CD credits for work with Jay-Z, KRS-One, Regina Bell, Glenn Jones, Kenny Littimore, Will Downing, Paul Taylor, Youngstown and many more. A thorough understanding of computer technology and music software underscores his ability to withstand the vicissitudes of time.


    Degrees Held

    BA ,Southern University, Baton Rouge (Jazz Studies);  MM, New York University (Music Technology)


    Current Courses

    Film Scoring 1

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