IMG_0669Here’s where you can give to The Carolyn Held Memorial Fund

Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.

You can also support George directly:  If you have extra to share, you are welcome to contribute to George’s food, camping and equipment expenses. These donations are not tax deductible. However, they do help offset the cost of George being on the road for 48 days, working to raise funds for the Carolyn A Held Memorial Fund.



Paypal users can fund George using:

Checks or Money orders can be made payable to:

George Maurer, 111B Island Avenue West, Minneapolis, MN 55401


48 Across the 48 Journal: A Musical Conversation with Philip Aaberg, Part 1

48 Across the 48 Journal: A conversation with Philip Aaberg Part 1

One of my all,time favorite jazz pianists, Philip Aaberg, resides in Chester, MT. I coveted all his Windham Hill releases while in college, and was pleased to discover him, a couple years ago, living and composing back in his hometown of Chester, MT, after having built an impressive national and international reputation as a performer and composer while based in the Bay area for many years.

On Day 14 of my 48 Across the 48 journey, I dropped in for a meal and a conversation around the piano with Phil. A magical night…

Check out the music of Philip Aaberg at