Born: February 10, 1963
Geoff Power (cornet, trombone, tuba, vocals) is one of Australia’s finest young Traditional Jazz musicians, having played with musicians of the calibre of Bob Barnard, Tom Baker, James Morrison, Don Burrows, The New Wolverine Jazz Orchestra and many others. He has appeared as a featured soloist at festivals and jazz clubs throughout Australia, Europe and the USA. His debut CD, Aspects Of Power, was nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA) in 2000 under the “Best Jazz Album” category. His band, Geoff Power’s Classic Jazz, appeared at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival in Davenport, Iowa, Bix’s birthplace, in July 2005...
Here's what some people have said about Aspects Of Power: Aspects Of Power: Geoff's first CD as a band leader and featured performer, was released in November 1999 on the La Brava label, and was a 2000 ARIA awards nominee in the Best Jazz Album category.
Geoff Power, tuba player in the wonderful Cafe Society Orchestra among other aggregations steps into the spotlight with his cornet and trombone also under his arm, providing a fine set of classic jazz tunes in a piano-less sextet. And what a sextet...JOHN SHAND - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
It sounds wonderful...so much great playing...GRAEME BELL
The music seems almost effortless, so relaxed in its flow, but that ease is the result of Power's, Wilson's and Williams' absolute mastery of their instruments.....
LocationBeacon Hill NSW
Credentials/BackgroundBachelor of Music Education (NSW Conseratorium of Music) Staff member,Knox Grammar School, Wahroonga NSW ( Brass Teacher and assistant Band Director) Staff member, St. Pius X College, Chatswood NSW (Jazz Band Director and Brass Teacher) Staff member, The Scots College, Bellevue Hill NSW(Brass Teacher) Staff member, Sydney Church Of England Girls' Grammar School,Darlinghurst NSW(Jazz Band Director)
Clinic/Workshop InformationI have given many workshops in schools and in conjunction with jazz festivals across Australia catering to beginner and intermediate improvisors