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Geoff Claridge

Geoff Claridge Quartet

 

From powerhouse features to hushed, lyrical sketches, the quartet's repertoire focuses on original compositions that change context and perspective each time they are played, making every performance a new window into a singular sound world.

 

Reeds / Geoff Claridge
Piano, Rhodes / Brad Turner
Bass / Andre Lachance
Drums / Bernie Arai

 

 

BENNY gOODMAN Tribute

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the Benny Goodman Quartet

The Benny Goodman quartet was one of the most electrifying quartets in the history of jazz, breaking the racial gap and somehow holding its own every night paired against a full big band in the height of the jazz era. Be prepared tonight for an evening that showcases the original quartet's gorgeous ballads, distinctive arrangements and unparalleled energy. With Geoff Claridge clarinet, Craig Scott vibraphone, Nick Peck piano, and Bernie Arai drums.

 
 

Upcoming Shows

 

2019

 

June 15 - Big Easy Funk Ensemble at Surrey (1PM) and Seymour-Davie St, Vancouver (3PM) Festivals.

June 16 - Geoff Claridge 3 at the Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 6-8:30PM

Previous 2019 Shows

May 12 - Benny Goodman Tribute at Frankies Jazz Club (765 Beatty St, Vancouver), 8-10:30PM

 

Previous 2018 Shows 

 

March 17 - Slipped Disc at the Roundhouse, Yaletown, Vancouver, 9PM-12AM

April 6-7 - Josh Roberts Big Band at the Lindy Bout Festival, Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver)

April 8 - Swamp People at the Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 8:30-11PM

April 14 - The Big Sound at Wise Hall (1882 Adanac St), 9:30-11:59PM

April 15 - Benny Goodman Quartet Tribute at Frankies Jazz Club (765 Beatty St, Vancouver), 8-10:30PM

May 31 - Josh Roberts Quintet at St. Michael's Hall (2474 Prince Edward St), 9-11:59PM

June 22-24 - Summer Solstice Swing Dance Festival in Edmonton, Alberta (10019 80 Ave NW), various times

July 1 - Kate Hammett-Vaughan Quintet at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver), 5:30-6:30PM

July 15 - Ben Frost Quartet at the Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 8:30-11PM

July 25 - Matt Choboter Band at Merge (Clark Dr. at Powell St.), 9:30-11:59PM

August 1 - Ben Henriques Rubber Band at Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 8:30-11PM

August 3 - Thomas Holdem Big Band at Pat's Pub (403 E Hastings St, Vancouver), 8-11PM

August 5 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at St. Andrews Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver), 4-5PM

December 16 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at the Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 6-9PM

 

Previous 2017 Shows

 

January 16 - Fifth Avenue Four at the Yale Saloon (1300 Granville St, Vancouver), 9-11:45PM

January 21 - Josh Roberts Band at Oddfellows Hall (1443 W 8th Ave, Vancouver), 9-11:45PM

February 9 - Geoff Claridge: Benny Goodman Tribute at Frankies Jazz Club (765 Beatty St, Vancouver), 8-10:30PM

February 15 - Jen Hodge All-Stars at Guilt and Co (1 Alexander St, Gastown Vancouver), 9:30-12:30

February 18 - Karin Plato at Pat's Pub (403 E Hastings St, Vancouver), 3-7PM

February 18 - James Danderfer's Hummingbird Brigade at the Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver), 8:30PM

February 26 - Jen Hodge All-Stars at St. Stephens Church (885 22nd St, West Vancouver), 4-5PM

May 14 - Karin Plato at St. Andrews Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver), 4-5PM

May 24 - Jen Hodge All-Stars at Guilt & Co (Alexander St, Vancouver), 9:30-12:30AM

May 25 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at Tangent Cafe (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 8:30-11:30PM

June 11 - Angela Verbrugge at St. Andrews Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver), 4-5PM

June 28 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Granville Island Market Stage), 12PM

August 25 - Michael Kim Big Band at Pat's Pub (403 E Hastings St, Vancouver), 8-11PM

 

Previous 2016 Shows

January 10 - Geoff Claridge Quartet CD Release Party at Tangent Café (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 6-9PM

January 13 - Geoff Claridge/Dan Reynolds at Brentwood Presbyterian Church (1600 Delta Ave, Burnaby), 8PM

January 17 - Slipped Disc at White Rock Legion Crescent Branch (2290 152 St, Surrey), 2-5PM

January 20 - Geoff Claridge Quartet feat. Jon Bentley at The Emerald (555 Gore Ave, Vancouver), 9-11:30PM

January 23 - Slipped Disc at Oddfellows Hall (1443 W 8th Ave, Vancouver), 9-11:45PM

March 12 - Aaron Andrada Quartet at the Silk Purse (1570 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver), 7:30PM

March 16 - Aaron Andrada Quartet at Presentation House (333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver), 8PM

March 19 - Slipped Disc at The Roundhouse in Yaletown for Hot Club Swing (181 Roundhouse Mews), 9PM

May 6 - Slipped Disc in Redmond, WA for Eastside Stomp

May 30 - Slipped Disc at Camp Jitterbug late set 12AM, Seattle WA

June 4 - Bonnie Northgraves Quintet at the Bellingham Legion, WA, 2-5PM

June 17-19 - Slipped Disc at Kalispel, Montana for Big Sky Weekend

June 29 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (Granville Island Market Stage), 12PM

July 7 - Slipped Disc at Rhythm City Strut, Vancouver 

July 10 - Kristian Braathen Quartet at St. Andrews Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver), 4-5PM

July 15 - Slipped Disc at Kirkland, WA for Eastside Stomp

July 31 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at Tangent Café (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 6-9PM

November 6 - Geoff Claridge Quartet at St. Andrews Wesley United (1022 Nelson St, Vancouver), 4-5PM

November 23 - Aaron Andrada Group at Presentation House (333 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver), 8PM

December 5th - James Danderfer's Hummingbird Brigade at Frankies Jazz Club (765 Beatty St, Vancouver), 8-10:30PM

December 19th - Mike Allen/Miles Black Big Band at Frankies Jazz Club (765 Beatty St, Vancouver), 8-10:30PM

December 22nd - Geoff Claridge Quartet at Tangent Café (2095 Commercial Dr, Vancouver), 8:30-11:30PM

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About

 

Raised in Vancouver, Geoff never wanted to be a musician until a few years after he was forced into clarinet lessons in elementary school. 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 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.

 
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Sketches in Colour

by Geoff Claridge Quartet

From powerhouse features to hushed, lyrical sketches, the quartet's repertoire focuses on original compositions that change context and perspective each time they are played, making every performance a new window into a singular sound world.