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|Presentation Date:||Tuesday, June 4, 2019 10:00 AM|
|Presentation Venue:||Sweeney Hall|
|Presentation Title:||Arco Jazz Bass: An Historical Overview|
|Type of Presentation:||Lecture/Performance|
|Bio:||Grammy Award winning bassist Geoffrey Saunders is a versatile performer and composer who is experienced in a wide range of styles and genres. Based in Nashville, TN but originally from Simsbury, CT, Geoff has received degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM, Jazz Bass Performance) and the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami (MM, Jazz Pedagogy). He received his DMA in Jazz Studies at the Frost School in 2017, where he was a Teaching Assistant and member of the award-winning Concert Jazz Band. While at Frost, Geoff was a fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute where he worked closely and performed with such notable artists as Mark O’Connor, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Gloria Estefan, Steve Miller, Larry Rosen, Phil Ramone, Dave Grusin, Terence Blanchard, and James Newton Howard. Geoff can be heard on the CD/DVD PBS special Jazz & The Philharmonic featuring many of these artists. Currently he can be seen on tour with the Mark O'Connor Band who’s debut album Coming Home received a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Album charts and remained in
the top ten for several weeks in 2016.
|Program (if available):||Not Provided|