Geoff Warren

jazz flute

Geoff Warren Quartet

 

Geoff Warren is supported by Yamaha Music Europe

 

A prominent exponent of jazz, contemporary music and ethnic crossover, Geoff Warren is a 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.

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, and with Tartar guitarist Enver Izmailov.

Active throughout his career in the promotion and teaching of jazz flute, his work has been the subject of articles in flute magazines Falaut in Italy and Pan in Great Britain. From 1985 to 1993 he was a professor on the jazz faculty at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Geoff has presented Masterclasses in jazz flute at conservatoires and art institutions across Europe, and every year he holds a Jazz Flute Summer School in Abruzzo, Italy, which has attracted participants from all over Europe.

In 2010 he recorded “Flute Fables” a CD for solo flute, produced by Peter Wiessmueller for the German label, TUTU Records.

In 2011 Geoff Warren became a Yamaha Artist.