Description: Bassist, Astralia

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Instruments: Bass

Music Styles: Rock, Pop,Soul,Jazz

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Geoff Kluke commenced his performing career in the late 60’s. He has had a wide range of musical experience over the years performing with many of the world’s top musicians and artist’s. Starting off studying classical double bass in Adelaide he then branched off into playing jazz gigs with musicians around his home town in a wide variety of styles and with musicians of varied backgrounds.

He has performed with the world’s greatest jazz musicians, the likes of Phil Woods, Mark Murphy, Dewey Redman, Nat Adderley, Charlie Byrd, Lee Konitz, Herb Ellis, Barney Kessell, Slide Hampton, Mickey Tucker, Ernestine Anderson, George Cables, Warren Vache, Richie Cole, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Buddy Tate, Clifford Jordan, Frank Foster, Shiela Jordan, Plas Johnson, Ruby Braff, Ralph Sutton, Joanne Brackeen, Cal Collins, Emily Remler, Eddie Daniels, Red Holloway, Ted Dunbar, Bob Mintzer, Ken Peplowski, Jimmy Witherspoon. To mention just a few.

In addition to the musicians listed above, Geoff has played with the legends of Australian jazz and contemporary improvisation. Such illustrious names as Don Burrows, James Morrison, Bob Sedergreen, Brian Brown, Tony Gould, Bernie McGann, John Pochee, Sylvan (Schmoe) Elhay, Paul McNamara, Ted Vining, Keith Hounslow, Bob Bertles, Joe (Be-Bop) Lane, Barry Duggan, David Jones, Grahame Conlon, Freddy Payne, Doug Clarke, Serge Ermoll, Ted Nettlebeck, Andy Firth, George Golla. Onaje (the contemporary Australian jazz group whose membership includes Allan Browne, Richard Miller and Bob Sedergreen), The Australian Jazz Orchestra etc. etc.

He has played with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, involved with “pit work” such musicals as “Oklahoma”, “Oh What A Lovely War” the very first production of “The Rocky Horror Show”. Variety shows, cabaret work, backing such notable singers as Sir Harry Seacombe, Dame Vera Lynn and Cilla Black. Geoff has recorded with some of the above mentioned artists. In his younger days in Adelaide he had a vast array of experience playing in television studio bands, session work, playing on “pop” recordings, “jingles”, etc.

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Geoff Kluke – Australian recordings, performances