Canadian guitarist/composer/arranger/educator Geoff Young has improvised at festivals and clubs on three continents. Out of 30 years experience gained as a freelance guitarist Geoff has developed a unique approach and voice on the instrument.
This concept is embodied in the debut CD from the Geoff Young trio [in between] romhog 108 which got rave reviews on the All About Jazz website and was rated four stars by jazz critic Mark Miller in Canada’s national newspaper, the Globe and Mail.
Remarkable for his ability to play in a multitude of musical styles, Geoff has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists and ensembles including Marilyn Crispell, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Keith Tippet, Nick Marchione, Donny McCaslin, Maryem Tollar and many more.
Geoff’s arrangements and compositions for the band Random Access Large Ensemble were nominated for the 2009 Juno Awards in the contemporary jazz album of the year category.
In 2012, Geoff, along with his partner Diane Bruni, opened 80 Gladstone, a multi-purpose space in Toronto.