Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Selected Alumni Bios

Geoff Countryman

Geoff Countryman, (B.M. Jazz '05), is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, engineer and teacher.  Geoff studied with NYU Steinhardt Jazz faculty including acclaimed Jazz faculty Gil Goldstein, Lenny Pickett, John Scofield, and Chris Potter.  Since graduating Cum Laude from NYU he has created an impressive body of work and has been in high demand.

He can be seen in Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe," performs regularly with the NBC Saturday Night Live Band and with legendary jazz drummer Chico Hamilton's "Euphoria." He was assistant producer to NYU Jazz faculty Lenny Pickett for NYU Jazz faculty Kenny Werner's album "Lawn Chair Society" (Blue Note Records) and is a featured performer on hip-hop artist T.I.'s platinum, Grammy nominated album "King" (Atlantic records).

Geoff has enjoyed working with a number of prominent artists including, Patti LaBelle, Ingrid Jensen, Hiromi, John Pattitucci, Randy Brecker, Leon Pendarvis, Mike Mainieri, producers Neil Jason and Al Bell, Emmy award winner Katreese Barnes, and Langhorne Slim among many others. When Geoff doesn't have an instrument in hand, you can find him behind the boards of his mobile studio, recording a wide range of Grammy award-winning artists in New York Cities most prestigious venues.

As a recording engineer, his company, G&T Recording, is recorded Dave Douglas' "Moonshine" and "The Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Jazz Standard" (Greenleaf Music), Markus Strickland's "Open Reel Deck" (Strick Muzic), as well as Teo Macero's final recordings which he produced for the NYU Jazz Program.