George Nelson

George is more than a soulful master. He is an icon. With nearly 40 years of performing, he has lived, played and sung through a remarkable period of musical history. His masterful playing and soulful rendition have broad appeal. George has opened for or performed with Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, Les McCann, George Duke, Frankie Avalon, Glen Yarbrough, Joe Russell (The Persuasions), Spyro Gyra, Billy Preston, Stan Kenton Orchestra, Hazel Miller, Gene Bass, Billy Tolles, JoJo Williams, Fred Fuller, Billy Rich (now with Taj Mahal), and performed for such celebrities as Johnny Mathis, Joan Van Ark, Charlton Heston, Mariette Hartley.

George has joined two ensembles: George Nelson with Marlene Carvalho and the George Nelson Band.



A seven piece band with horn section playing George's vast repertoire of Soul, Blues, Ballads, and more.

George Nelson Band features:

  • Chris Carvalho - Guitar
  • Thom Sandrock - Bass
  • William Garrison - Drums
  • Marlene Carvalho - Vocals
  • Eric Erhardt - Tenor
  • Steve Morley - Trumpet

George Nelson Band

Trio, Quartet, Quintet paying roudy bars and mellow cafes and lounges with a mix from rockin' soul to jazz.

  • Thom Sandrock on Bass
  • Eric Erhardt on Tenor Sax
  • Steve Morley on Trumpet
  • William Garrison on Drums