ABOUT

Geoff Amos has over forty years experience in:

  • Project origination, development & management
  • Technical production & management
  • Stage production & management
  • Tour origination, logistics & management
  • Staff management & training
  • Programming of:
    Concerts
    – Festivals
    – Street performance

plus:

  • Creative project origination & realisation
  • Community project origination & development
  • Consultancies
  • Music education & workshops
  • Budgetary programming & control
  • Contract & fee negotiations with artists, bands, promoters & the full range of service providers

Since leaving school at 15, I have enjoyed, (sometimes), a very wide range of work experiences: engineering apprentice, shop worker, driver’s mate, builder’s labourer, pile-driver, foundation & exploration driller, lighthouse painter.After leaving the world of “proper jobs”, I worked as a lighting designer, technician and performer for some of the country’s top performance art and visual theatre companies, and as a promoter of music, theatre and dance; Development Officer for Jazzcentre North; festival organiser, (jazz & mixed art-form).

For several years, I was a regular contributor to the national jazz news and listings magazine, Jazz UK; and past work includes tour production/management for several Arts Council of England Contemporary Music Network tours, including Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice; David Murray; Randy Watson, Muhal Richard Abrams, and the Women Of Africa project. I represented trumpeter Guy Barker and was successful in gaining various funding awards for him. I have also been successful in gaining tour funding for bands such as the Zappatistas, the Zoe Rahman Quartet, Zubop & Alan Skidmore’s Ubizo, and various projects for the award-winning pianist & improviser, Matthew Bourne.

Other projects include working on world-wide tours for bands/orchestras that have included in their line-ups such musicians as Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Harry “Sweets” Edison, James Moody, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, BB King, McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Ahmad Jamal, Billy Higgins.
Recent contracts have been for Jazz Yorkshire and Jazz North. These projects were varied and included working with youth/school jazz orchestras, mentoring jazz musicians, workshops and concerts.

With my brother, I bought and ran, a public house, The Three Pigeons (1999 – 2007). Along the way, we turned what was a moribund and tardy pub, into a highly successful, award-winning business.

Education

1978 – 1980 UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE:
CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR COMMUNITY AND YOUTH WORK
CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR SOCIAL WORK (CQSW)

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