School of Music


George Turner, D.M.A.
Associate Professor, Guitar
Browne 126A

George Turner has worked as a jazz and classical guitarist and guitar teacher since the early 1990s. Since then he has maintained an active performance schedule, both as a leader and as a sideman in a wide variety of musical settings. He has played with many of Illinois’ top jazz musicians and has been featured on many recordings, including his own Slip, Don’t Fall (2000) and the Almost “A” Quintet’s Cumin Seed and Peppercorns (2013). In 2015 he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in jazz studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Turner has been the professor of guitar at Western Illinois University in Macomb since 2011, and he is a member of WIU’s faculty jazz combo the Hopper Jazztet.