Drummer George Heid III at the Backstage Bar in Theater Square
George Heid III began playing drums at the age of 3. He grew up in his father’s recording studio in Aspinwall, PA where he was influenced by many music masters. Now, George leads his own ensembles that have performed and toured extensively across the USA and in China at venues and festivals such as Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (New York), JZ Club (Hangzhou), JZ Club (Shanghai), The Monterey Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh JazzLive, The Cleveland Jazz Festival and many more.
George has performed and/or recording with music greats such as Roger Humphries Sr., Sean Jones, Warren Wolf, Alton Merrell Jr., Clifford Barnes, Dan Wilson, Benny Benack III, Brett Williams, Theron Brown, Dwayne Dolphin, Henry Franklin Sr., David Budway, Maureen Budway, Jimmy Ponder, Jonathan Batiste, Paul Thompson, Jeff Grubbs, Ralph Lalama, Essiet Essiet, Cameron Brown, Bill Heid and Perry Hughes.