The HENDRIK HELMER TRIO is comprised of Geoff Burke, George Papageorge and Hendrik Helmer.
Geoff Burke is Saxophonist that has performed with Harry Connick, Jr., Wynton Marsalis, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Fred Thomas, and Dispatch. As an arranger he has written for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. He can be seen weekdays performing on Harry Connick Jr.'s new daytime talk show, HARRY.
George Papageorge is a jazz blues funk and rock piano player and organist based in New York City. He has performed on stage and on 25 recordings, and has toured and recorded with and co written music for soul singer Mighty Sam Mc Claim and soul/jazz guitar legend Melvin Sparks. Papageorge’s debut album Snowstorm Blues was released in September
Hendrik Helmer is a electric and acoustic guitarist who incorporates a wide range of Blues and Jazz styles into his own playing and songwriting. Hendrik performed from a young age on and toured extensively in Europe until his late 20’s. Moving to NYC in 1998 has led him to play with artist such as Carly Simon, Maxwell, Paul Shaeffer and - to his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014. In 2015 he started working for Madonna’s children as the “house” guitar teacher!
He released 3 Solo albums and dozens of albums as a sideman. His most downloaded acoustic song “Tribute to Heath Ledger” topped in Australia and New Zealand in 2008.
Together they will be performing Organ Jazz classics that range from Booker T, Jimmy Smith to Al Green and original compositions by Hendrik Helmer!