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GEOFF BOWEN - Drums

Geoff Bowen is one of the most experienced jazz drummers playing in Canadian jazz today.
Born in England during the era of the Big Band, Geoff rapidly rose to become the drummer of preference in the UK, Los Angeles, and Canada, playing with some of the most respected names in Jazz music.
Among other players Geoff has played with Buddy DeFranco/Tojeff4mmy Gumina Quartet, Tommy Gumina Trio with Ray Brown, Chet Baker Quintet, Red Norvo Quintet, Herb Ellis Trio, Joao Donato Quartet, Elvis Presley, Ross Taggart, Hugh Fraser, Bill Coon, Jennifer Scott etc.

He has played in a big band venue with Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Dick Stabile and Ziggy Elman as well as accompanying vocalists Pearl Bailey and June Christy on their US tours.


Geoff attended the Westake College of Music in California and taught jazz drumming at the professional level at Grant MacEwan University in Alberta.
He was a sponsor, together with Terry Clarke, for Paiste cymbals.

Aside from playing regularly in jazz venues around Western Canada Geoff Bowen teaches drums to exacting standards and is always ready to help an enthusiastic student in jazz drumming techniques. Please contact us for further information.