Born: February 10, 1963 Primary Instrument: Cornet
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. Geoff is also greatly interested in jazz education, and has many years experience working with school jazz bands and musicians.
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... Power plays powerfully on Cornet Chop Suey, tasteful tuba on Sweet Sue and terrific trombone on This Could Be The Start Of Something Big... JILL MORRIS - JAZZ ACTION SOCIETY
And here's what some people have said about Geoff Power: A continuing joy - wonderful ! IAN PEARCE
Geoff Power is one of the rising stars of Oz Jazz... a most elegant cornet player...he excels also on tuba and trombone... CLEM SEMMLER - HJC RAG
...immediately catches the ear for sheer originality of sound and clean execution Graeme Bell,Classic Jazz review, Sydney Jazz Club Newsletter
Geoff Power the talented Trumpet,Tuba,trombone and for that matter Piano player along with his backing groupThe Queensland Connection..produced a combined sound of traditional jazz that was refreshingly different and very infectious..standing room only crowd..a return performance would be most appropriate.. Gold Coast City Jazz Club Newsletter
...lyricism,beauty & subtle fire.. Murray Lavelle, Jazz Action Society of Burnie Newsletter
Nothing..could have prepared anyone for the dynamic impact of one of the most remarkable and prodigiously multi-talented artists it has been my pleasure and privilege to see and hear...Geoff was all that was claimed for him, an excellent singer of soulful ballads.. A raconteur par excellence..We have been privileged to hear one of the best trumpeters in Oz... Jim Mills, Noosa Jazz Club Museletter
Geoff Power - "Classic Jazz"(2002)
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Beacon Hill NSW
Bachelor 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)
I have given many workshops in schools and in conjunction with jazz festivals across Australia catering to beginner and intermediate improvisors