"George DeLancey understands the entire scope and history of the bass, his playing reflects this and looks towards the future. As a composer, he is without a doubt, one of the most creative melodists of his generation."
- Todd Stoll, Jazz at Lincoln Center - Education, Vice President
"Deploying exceptional players, DeLancey nevertheless commands the forefront; he's the driver here, pushing tunes... with zest and an unerring sense of drama. His solos are crystalline, his placement precise."
- Carlo Wolff, Downbeat
"His command of the elements in harmony, melody, and rhythm is superb, and displays a sophisticated sense of swing, coupled with maturity in composition and arrangements."
- James Nadal, All About Jazz
"Bassist George DeLancey boasts a lithe touch and a beautiful tone, but so do many of his peers on the New York City jazz scene. What sets DeLancey apart is his sophisticated composing and arranging... DeLancey paints vignettes that evoke the vibrancy of New York City at every turn."
"The quality is high caliber, rooted in the post-bop lineage of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: well-written riffs, interlocking ensemble parts and blistering, thrill-ride solos. Although he’s dedicated to swinging, that hardly means DeLancey is a conservative-minded player."
- Jack Walton, South Bend Tribune
"It’s filled with modern but timeless post-bop compositions, indelible melodies, and excellent ensemble playing... top-notch modern jazz that swings."
- Andrew Patton, JazzColumbus Weekly
"There's a tremendous amount of strength and vitality in the ways in which DeLancey animates the music's foundation and communicates..."
- David A. Orthmann, All About Jazz
Michael Neilson/The Daily Jeffersonian/www.buyjeffphotos.comNew York City jazz musician George DeLancey and his band stopped by South Elementary School Wednesday to give the kids a taste of jazz music. George, a 2007 graduate of Cambridge, plays bass. He and the rest of the band will be playing Saturday night during the Jammin' for Johnson jazz event at the Elks in Cambridge. Tickets are available at the door. Here, George strums a few tunes for students Basil Earley, l, Shannon Nichols, second from left, and Lilly Chambers.