GEOFF GASCOYNE

NEWS

AN ALBUM FOR CHRISTMAS

A SWINGIN' SONGBOOK

New for Christmas 2017 a collection of traditional themes arranged by Geoff
for big band and string orchestra featuring Iain Mackenzie on vocals.
Recorded at Angel Studios.

An album of original compositions written in the Sinatra/Nat King Cole tradition. Features co/composer vocalist Iain Mackenzie and full jazz orchestra recorded at Angel Studios.

TWITTER NEWS

SESSIONBAND NEWS

Geoff is the producer of Sessionband, a series of apps for IOS mobile devices. Titles include Jazz Sessionband Vols. 1, 2 & 3, Blues Sessionband, Rock Sessionband, Country Sessionband, Drums Sessionband and Ukulele Sessionband.

Each one a self contained app including thousands of recorded loop in many different styles ideal to use as a playalong, composition or teaching tool.

Watch on YouTube

Purchase on iTunes

BIOGRAPHY

Geoff has been a professional musician for over 30 years. He has worked with such diverse artists as Michel Legrand, Everything But the Girl, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Sir Willard White, US3, Sting, Charlie Watts, Benny Golson,
Bill Bruford, Jacqui Dankworth, Bob Dorough, Mari Wilson, Eddie Izzard,
The Mingus Big Band, Peter King Quartet, John Martyn, Dianne Reeves, Guy Barker, Claire Martin, Eartha Kitt and he played a major part in the rise of Jamie Cullum with whom he worked exclusively from 2000 to 2007.

 

Geoff has appeared on over 100 recordings and has toured the world many times. He has performed in a West End stage show ‘Lenny’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and featured in a Hollywood Movie, ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ directed by Anthony Mingella. He has recorded 10 CDs as a band leader and has arranged and composed music for countless others.

In the last 10 years Geoff has turned his attention to music production work. As well as producing albums for Jacqui Dankworth, Jamie Cullum, Josh Kyle and San2 and his Soul Patrol he has composed music for a series of Library recordings for the legendary KPM label.Geoff is also the producer of the highly regarded series of 'Sessionband' applications for iPhone and iPad. Currently there are 8 of Geoff’s apps available in the iTunes store, Jazz Vol. 1,2 & 3, Blues, Rock, Country, Drums & Ukulele.

He is Professor of jazz bass at the Guildhall School of Music and is head of bass department at London School of Contemporary Music. (LCCM)

 

Geoff is married to Australian jazz singer Trudy Kerr, has 4 children, 2 dogs
and lives in Kent.