A prominent exponent of jazz, contemporary music and ethnic crossover, Geoff Warren is a music graduate from London University who studied flute with Derek Honner of the Royal Academy of Music. He started his jazz career as flautist/saxophonist in the ranks of Graham Collier with whom he played at major music festivals in Europe and Asia, working alongside famous musicians on the British jazz scene such as John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Beckett , John Marshall and Roy Babbington. In 2012 Geoff conducted the BBC Big Band in their tribute to Graham Collier at the London Jazz Festival, and went on to conduct and oversee the recording of Collier’s last works for the double CD Luminosity, released in 2014. As band leader, with the “Geoff Warren Quartet,” he has made numerous recordings for BBC national radio and toured in Hungary (1984) and Yugoslavia (1985) for: the British Council. In 1983 the Arts Council of Great Britain, commissioned him to write a composition for this quartet.
His involvement in ethno-jazz has seen Geoff on tour and making records with internationally acclaimed musicians including tablas player, Badal Roy, historic sideman of Miles Davis, with Tartar guitarist Enver Izmailov, and Basque guitarist Balen Lopez De Munain. In 2008 Warren performed his “Concerto for Flute, Tablas and Orchestra”, with tablas player Arup Kanti Das and “The Orchestra of the Teatro Marrucino” of Chieti.