Geoff Mason was born in North London and studied Trombone at the London
College of Music before moving on to join the Regimental band of the
Coldstream Guards. He played with the band for twelve years, during which
time he toured Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Australia and America; he also played at
high profile events such as Trooping the Colour and the Queen Mother’s funeral.
Since leaving the Guards, Geoff has had a budding career as a freelance
musician playing on the QE2 and working with the 606 Club Big Band
,The Ronnie Scott Big band, Chris Smith’s String of pearls, Paul Booth's
“Bansangu Orchestra”, The Squandronaries, The Len Philips Big
band, sessions include featuring on the soundtrack of the British film
“Grow your own” and the BBC drama “The Debt”.
Geoff also runs his own quintet with the Tenor Sax player Simon Spillett,
which has made 3 CD’s and appeared on BBC Radio two’s “Best of Jazz” ,”Jazz FM”
and at many jazz festivals and Clubs in the UK. He is also a member of Pianist
Jonathan Gee’s Quintet with 606 club owner Steve Rubie.
In addition to the Quintet Geoff has worked with many top jazz stars including
visiting Americans Scott Hamilton, Greg Abate & Daryl Sherman and UK musicians
Digby Fairweather ,Derek Nash, Tina May, Paul Booth, Steve Fishwick, Dave O’Higgins,
Henry Lowther ,Nigel Price and also toured in 2014 with Martha and the Vandellas.