One thing is certain: George Garzone has been around the block. The intimidating list of collaborators goes on and on, from Michael Brecker to Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, George Russell, and Joshua Redman, to name a few. His list of recordings is also up there with more than 20 discs to his credit, both as a sideman and as a leader.

In 1972 Garzone formed the group The Fringe with bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gulotti, and the world-class trio has since become the centerpiece of his musical activities. The three are relentless in putting out CDs that get high praise from Down Beat magazine, their latest offering being "The Fringe Live at the Iseo Jazz Festival" (Italy).

Garzone graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1972, but was immediately nabbed to pass on his knowledge. He has since been on the faculty as an Associate Professor, teaching saxophone, clarinet, and flute. He also teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music and the New School of Social Research, NYC.