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Geoff Nudell

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Biography

Geoff Nudell received his musical education at the Grove School of Music and California State University, Northridge. His instructors included William Calkins, Abbey Fraser, Victor Morosco, Sam Most and Phil Sobel. As a professional musician Geoff has played, toured or recorded with Frankie Avalon, Tony Bennett, Debbie Boone, Pat Boone, Carol Burnett, Cab Calloway, Johnny Crawford, Fleetwood Mac, Peggy Lee, Liza Minelli, Rita Moreno, Frederica von Stade, Leslie Uggams and Ian Whitcomb. In addition, his extensive symphonic background has included performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Downey, Glendale, Pasadena, San Diego, Asia America and New West Symphony Orchestras. Conductors he has played for have included Leonard Bernstein, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Charles Dutoit, Lawrence Foster, Placido Domingo, Kent Nagano, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin and David Benoit. His jazz experience has included performances with the Buddy Collette and Gerald Wilson big bands and the Pasadena Jazz Orchestra. Recording experience includes numerous jingles, motion pictures and a variety of network and cable television programs. His clarinet playing can be heard on the underscore to the Emmy award-winning drama "Monk". Geoff is also active as a theater musician, having performed in the pit orchestras for Beauty And The Beast, Chicago, Fosse, Ragtime, Showboat, Swan Lake, The Last Empress, Phantom Of The Opera, Hello Again, Wild Party and Little Fish to name a few. In 1993, Geoff performed as alto saxophonist with the Doug Masek Saxophone Quartet in a concert tour of South Africa. He currently plays principal clarinet with the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, and can be seen performing around Los Angeles with the "vintage" swing band, Mora's Modern Rhythmists and the Dean Mora Orchestra. Geoff also has extensive teaching experience being a music instructor and clinician for over twenty years in southern California and is currently a staff musician for the American Girls Revue theater orchestra.