Geoff Claridge is a Vancouver-born clarinetist and saxophonist currently studying in the University of Toronto Jazz Masters program. He was first introduced to the music of Benny Goodman through the late ’90s Chips Ahoy! commercial which featured Sing, Sing, Sing!, and his appreciation for jazz in all its forms slowly blossomed. Since then he has studied with Caroline Gauthier, Tom Colclough, Campbell Ryga, Steve Kaldestad, Mike Allen, Chad Makela, Chuck Currie, Kelly Jefferson and Eddie Daniels, and his music has taken him to over thirty countries spanning five continents. Benny Goodman is still his favourite performer, and he aims to convey a great deal of subject matter through both his playing and his compositions across a myriad of styles. You can find his music at www.geoffclaridge.com
Geoff’s Jazzology Playlist
- “I Got Rhythm” – Benny Goodman Quartet (1938)
- “Floating Garden Observatory” – Geoff Claridge Quartet (2015)
- “Bridget” – Geoff Claridge Quartet (2015)
- “Clarion Call” – James Danderfer (2016)
- “Lady is a Tramp” – Tony Scott (1957)
- “Divertimento” – Eddie Daniels (1986)
Geoff’s episode of Jazzology airs on November 29, 2018.
Jazzology with Heather Bambrick airs every Thursday at 9PM.