GEOFF GASCOYNE

NEWS

SAN2 AND HIS SOUL PATROL

A SWINGIN' SONGBOOK

Geoff has been collaborating with fantastic German blues/soul singer
SAN2 for a new album. Geoff co-composed, arranged and conducted the SOUL PATROL as well as backing vocalists and string section. The new album 'Hold On', recorded at Studio Krause in Munich features 12 original new songs plus San2 singing a duet with soul diva Louise Clare Marshall on a new take on the O-Jays hit 'Love Train'. CD and vinyl will be released on Nordpol Records
on April 8.

 

Co-writing with vocalist Iain MacKenzie Geoff has produced a new album of classic sounding original music. The Swingin' Songbook contains 13 vocal songs in the 'Sinatra/Nat King Cole/Nelson Riddle' style recorded in Angel Studio with full Big Band and String Section.  Geoff shared the arranging duties with trombonist Callum Au and the result is a classic timeless sounding album.
The album is due for release in May 2016.

TWITTER NEWS

SESSIONBAND NEWS

The latest IOS app in the Sessionband series is just released. Ukulele Sessionband is the 8th app that Geoff has produced and this time it features antipodean maestro Chuck Morgan on Ukulele, Geoff plays the bass Uke and the great Danny Cummings plays Cajon and various percussion.

This one is great if you want to hear quick Uke song ideas or as another great play along device.
There are plans in 2016 to record Jazz Sessionband vols. 4,5 and 6, the original JSB1 is still a best seller and used by teachers and students worldwide.

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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.