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Artist's BiographyGeoff Countryman is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, engineer and teacher. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Geoff came to New York to attend NYUs Jazz performance program where he studied with Gil Goldstein, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, and Chris Potter. Since graduating Cum Laude from NYU he has created an impressive body of work and has been in high demand.
Geoff can be seen in Julie Taymors Across the Universe, and NBC\'s \"Smash\", has performed regularly with the Saturday Night Live Band and with Chico Hamiltons Euphoria as well as with his own band, Countryman and The Buffalo Band among countless others. He was assistant producer to Lenny Pickett for Kenny Werners album Lawn Chair Society (Blue Note Records), is a featured performer on hip-hop artist T.I.s platinum, Grammy nominated album King (Atlantic records), and worked extensively as transcriptionist and lead copyist for Fela! on Broadway.
Geoff has enjoyed working with a number of prominent artists including, Dave Douglas, Emmy award winner Katreese Barnes, hitmaker Dr. Luke, The Lonely Island, Patti LaBelle, The Wutang Clan, Ronnie Spector, Randy Brecker, Leon Pendarvis, Mike Mainieri, producers Neil Jason and Al Bell, and Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear) among many others.
When Geoff doesnt have an instrument in hand, you can find him behind the boards of his mobile studio, recording a wide range of Grammy award-winning artists in New York Cities most prestigious venues. His company, Geoff & Tyler Recording, is responsible for 3 Grammy nominated albums: Gregory Porters Water and Fred Herschs Alone at the Vanguard, Chano Dominguezs Flamenco Sketches. Other prominent releases include Dave Douglas Moonshine and The Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Jazz Standard (Greenleaf Music) and Lee Konitz Live at the Village Vangaurd (Palmetto).
His professional background also includes extensive commercial work on national television spots. He continues to record, compose and produce music for TV, film and Internet.