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Geoff Clapp

Geoff Clapp has been performing, touring and recording as a drummer since the age of 12. He grew up playing in the church and still loves to play and grow as an artist. With a very unique and wide palette of musical styles, Geoff is equally comfortable laying down a groove with a Sunday morning worship team as he is on stage with his jazz contemporaries. “A truly gifted artist!” - Wynton Marsalis Voted Best Jazz Drummer by New Orleans Magazine, 2008 Geoff Clapp Featured in New Orleans Magazine Geoff is proudly endorsed by:

Bosphorus Cymbals Gretsch Drums Vic Firth Mono Cases AXIS Percussion

Geoff has performed, toured and recorded with:

Peter Martin, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis Trio/Quartet, Jason Marsalis Quartet (Jason on Vibes), Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Nicholas Payton, Mark Turner, Kermit Ruffins, Charlie Hunter Trio/Quintet, Christian McBride, Reuben Rogers, Robert Glasper, Dianne Reeves, Benny Green, Eric Reed Quintet, Victor Atkins Trio, Ron Blake, Jeremy Davenport Quartet, Wycliffe Gordon, Victor Goines, Germaine Bazzle, Harold Battiste, Alvin Battiste, Alvin Red Tyler, Jim Singleton, Dr. Michael White, Danny Barker, George Porter Jr., Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Wayne Escoffrey, Johnaye Kendrick, Steve Masakowski, John Chin Trio, Danilo Perez, John Ellis, Reginald Veal, John Benitez, Theressa Anderson, Chris Thomas, Sam Yahel, Ben Wolfe, Peter Bernstein, Geoff Keezer, Oscar Perez, Tyronne Jackson Quintet, Charmaine Neville, Charles Neville, Robert Comeaux Phoenix Bach Choir/Phoenix Grammar Winner, Louque, Picnic

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Geoff has taught since the age of 19 to all sizes of groups and has lead numerous drum clinics around the world.