This highly emotional musical-drama tells the epic story of 200 years of coal-mining in Wales through music, verse and dance.
Following three sell-out performances at Ronnie Scott's Club, Geoff and the dynamic vocalist Jenny Howe are eager to present this project to new audiences. As well as celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson, they also pay homage to several other leading lights of the jazz world including Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Julie London, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner and Dave Brubeck.
Please click on the following link to see and hear the musicians performing live at the 1901 Arts Club, London.
This project features Geoff alongside four leading lights of the international contemporary jazz scene: Brigitte Beraha (voice), Noel Langley (trumpet/flugelhorn), Chris Laurence (double bass) and Martin France (drums). The album which bears the same name was released in the Spring of 2016 to great critical acclaim followed by a 22- date UK tour supported by Arts Council England.
Please click on the following link to see and hear the musicians recording the album live in the studio.
To hear a sample of the album please click on the link below.
"The Dancing Flute" is an exciting collaboration between Geoff and classical and ethnic flautist Andy Findon. Their concerts feature Geoff's compositions from the 2013 album of the same name (Nimbus Alliance NI 6126) in addition to works by, amongst others, Bartok, Debussy and Michael Nyman. For a sample programme, flyer and demo please click on the following links:
"a winning combination founded on talent, taste, experience and musical prowess" - Keith Ames (The Musician)
Beginning with the classic ragtime of Scott Joplin and culminating in the contemporary sounds of Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock and Eales himself, Geoff takes the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the entire history of jazz piano. For more information please click on the following:
"he seems to be able to play anything and his long and varied experience explains why this is possible" - Tony Augarde (Music Web International)
With Isorhythm, we enter into the world of jazz-rock fusion. The band boasts a stellar line-up : Ben Waghorn (reeds), Carl Orr (guitar), Fred T Baker (fretless bass guitar) and Asaf Sirkis (drums), Chris Garrick occasionally guesting on electric violin :
"the music, all Eales'own, is replete with drama and powerful contrasts" - Rob Adams (Jazz UK)
Geoff loves to take both himself and his audience on a journey into the unknown in his solo piano improvisations, his work full of dramatic contrasts:
"I strongly recommend Epicentre as an outstanding example of refreshing, challenging, utterly sincere and beautifully performed solo piano playing" - Bob Weir (Jazz Journal International)