His professional career has spanned many projects and genres. In 1992 Geoffrey performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue” with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri. In addition to his 11 solo releases and constant touring, Geoffrey has also had compositions commissioned by the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Saint Joseph Ballet, Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, and was a recipient of Chamber Music America’s 2007 New Works grant. He has also played bass in a rock band and contributed artwork to David Mack’s comic “Kabuki”.
Geoffrey continues to work in partnership with world class musicians from all genres. His 1998 release, “Turn Up The Quiet”, featured Grammy winning vocalist Diana Krall along with Joshua Redman and Christian McBride. His partnership with world renowned classical artist Barbara Hendricks as musical director and arranger produced “It’s Wonderful — A Tribute to George Gershwin” with subsequent touring in Europe and Japan. His two releases in 2003, “Falling Up” and “Sublime: Honoring the Music of Hank Jones”, were both collaborative efforts. “Sublime” is an ambitious set of piano duets with Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Benny Green and Mulgrew Miller. “Falling Up” features several pieces where Geoffrey worked in tandem with the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist, Keola Beamer. His 2005 release, “Wildcrafted”, captures the fire and raw energy of Geoffrey’s trio live in concert at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. And in 2006, Geoffrey teamed up with traditional Okinawan singer Yasukatsu Oshima for a groundbreaking album of duets.
Geoffrey’s latest musical adventure, ÁUREA, is a multinational South American folkloric/jazz recording project featuring some of today’s hottest players from New York City and Lima, Peru. Please visit www.geoffreykeezer.com for more information.
Edited by keezerg on 16 Feb 2009, 04:05
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