GEOFF GOODHILL'S MUSIC CV
Phone: (+1) 314 583 5378
Instruments: Alto/Tenor Sax, Clarinet.
Styles: Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical.
Watermelon Man with Steve
Taylor (piano) and friends at The
Rex Bar in Obidos, Portugal, 2022
with Joe DeMers (piano) and Jim
Deshler (drums) in San Diego USA, 2018
Everything in its
right place with the
University of Queensland Big Band
in Brisbane, Australia, 2011
What more can I
do with Tom Vaughn
and the Roadhouse 5 in Maryland USA, 2001.
nobody here but us chickens with That Swing
Thang on Scottish TV, Edinburgh, 1988.
Almost like being in love
The Boy from Ipanema (with Janice Battle,
Larry Salkoff, Jessica Sacks and Marcus Jones).
Saxophone (with Tom Vaughn and the Roadhouse 5)
How High the Moon (with Jason Rebello)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto (3rd
1976: Started playing clarinet
1978: Started playing saxophone
1978-1981: Clarinet with the Southfields School Concert Band (directed
Cornick) and the South London Concert Band, including a tour
1979-1981: Second clarinet with the Wandsworth Youth Orchestra (which
also featured Jason
Rebello on bassoon).
1979-1981: Studied at London's Centre for Young Musicians
on Saturdays and played with the associated London Schools Symphonic Band.
1981-1983: Principal Clarinet with the Richmond Upon Thames Tertiary
College Orchestra (also featuring Oren
Marshall on tuba and Ben Davis
on cello). Performances including Beethoven's 5th Symphony
and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.
1982: Grade 8 Clarinet exam, passed with Distinction.
1982-1983: Saxophone with The Rhythm Men, a London-based Rockabilly
band. PICS. About 30 gigs at venues including
The Wag Club,
The Venue, The 101 Club, Shanghai Lil's.
Opened for bands including
The Chevalier Brothers.
1983-1984: First Clarinet with the Bristol University Symphony Orchestra,
Oliver Ledbury on clarinet).
Performances including Holst's The Planets, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring,
and Brahms' Symphony No. 2.
1983-1986: Clarinet and saxophone in various musical settings at
Bristol University, including chamber music and a production of Chicago. Gigs with
various bands, including The Uncertainty Principle (a duo with piano)
Real Illusion (vocal jazz standards), The Yakometies (Rock), Jumbo
1984-1985: Saxophone with London-based The Adventures of Johnny Love
Muscle (Rock). About 10 gigs at venues such as The Fridge.
1983-1987: Saxophone with The Bristol University Blues Brothers Band
(also featuring Phil Ball on
keyboards and Aidan Pickering
on guitar). PICS. About 30 gigs at various venues in Bristol and Bath,
including the Victoria
Rooms, the , the Assembly
Court Mansion. I was also manager and musical director of this
band for 2 years. Opened for bands including The Troggs, Bad Manners, Mud.
1984-1986: Treasurer, then President, of the Bristol University Jazz Club.
1986: Clarinet with the Harvard
Summer Band and the MIT Summer Concert Band. Gigs at the Hatch
Shell and the Kresge Auditorium
1986-87: Clarinet with the Bristol University Jazz Band (founder
member), a dixieland band (also featuring Arnie
Somogyi on bass and Ned Bennett
on trumpet)). About 10 gigs at various Halls of Residence etc.
1986-1987: About 6 months independent full-time study of jazz.
1987: Saxophone with the Harry Bovik band (Classic Rock) in Pittsburgh
(1 memorable gig). PICS.
1987-1988: Clarinet with the Basement Jazz Band (dixieland), plus
saxophone with The 251 Band (bebop). PICS. About 10 gigs around Edinburgh
1988: Saxophone with Craig
McMurdo and That Swing Thang, an Edinburgh-based Jump-Jive band
(also featuring J Simon van
der Walt on trumpet and occasionally Brian Kellock on
About 60 gigs around Scotland and London, including 30 in 3 weeks at
the Edinburgh Festival. Venues including The 100 Club, The Queen's Hall, The
Music Hall, The
Balmoral Hotel, The Gilded
Balloon. Recorded an album, also live appearances on BBC Radio 2's
Matthew's Round Midnight and Scottish Television's Hogmanay Show
hosted by Nicky
Campbell. Artists accompanied include The Jiving Lindy Hoppers
1990: Saxophone with the Craig
McMurdo and That Swing Thang Big Band at the Royal Albert Hall:
the after-dinner entertainment at a ball to benefit the English National Ballet, in the
presence of Princess Diana.
1988-1991: Weekly informal chamber music sessions (Clarinet and Piano) with
1989-1991: Clarinet/Saxophone with Swedish Pastry, a duo with guitar.
About 10 gigs in various venues around Brighton.
1989-1991: Assisted in various capacities at Brighton Jazz
Club, including DJ-ing for bands such as the Tommy Chase Quartet
1989-1991: Tenor saxophone with Rough Structure, a Brighton-based Afro-Rock
About 20 gigs at venues in Brighton and London including The Rock Garden.
1989-1991: Founder President of the Sussex University Jazz Club.
1989-1991: Founder and Director of the Sussex University Big Band.
About 10 gigs at Sussex University. PICS.
1990-1991: Jazz correspondent for the Sussex University student newspaper.
1990: Tenor saxophone with Blue'n'Boogie, a Brighton-based bebop band (also
Wallen on trumpet).
1992-1994: More occasional gigs with Craig McMurdo and That Swing
1992-1994: Saxophone with Maurice Traveller and the Jump Starters
(Blues / R'n'B). About 20 gigs around Edinburgh and Glasgow.
1994: First Clarinet with the Rice University Concert Band. 2 gigs in
1995: Audited Chamber Music Course (Clarinet) at UCSD, taught by
1995: Played alto saxophone briefly with the UCSD Big Band, directed by
1996-1997: First Clarinet with the Georgetown
University Orchestra; performances including Mendelssohn's Violin
Concerto and Dvorak's Symphony Number 9.
1997-1998: Tenor saxophone with Butch Grant's Crossfire
Band. About 10 gigs in and around Washington DC.
1999-2004: Tenor saxophone with Tom Vaughn
and the Roadhouse 5, a Washington DC-based Jump/Swing/Blues band.
About 1 gig a month.
2005: Tenor saxophone with The New
Groove Jazz Ensemble, a Brisbane Big Band. A few gigs, including
Brisbane Jazz Club.
2007-2012: Alto/tenor saxophone with
The University of Queensland Big Band.
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