|Geoff Amos has over forty years experience in:
|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.
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.
1978 – 1980 UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE:
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