Free Jazz Flute Summer School, 1-4 August.

Borrello is a picturesque hill town in Italy’s Abruzzo region.
This course, financed by Borrello Town Council is free to all participants. The four days include workshops, masterclass and a concert to be performed by all the participants in the nearby wwf nature reserve.
A certificate of attendance will be given to all participants.
Tuition in English and Italian.

A recent review of my Flute Fables CD

Geoff Warren
Flute Fables
Tutu CD 888234
Jazzmen who start out from the flute are rare; even Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk and Yusef Lateef were first heard on the saxophone. English flautist Geoff Warren is an exception. From childhood he was enthusiastic about the flute and dedicated himself to this instrument. As a teenager in the 1970s, he added to his undergraduate interest in classical flute literature, a parallel enthusiasm for the contemporary classics and early modern fusion jazz of the Soft Machine, with its uneven time signatures, and from here on he added the saxophone to his instrumentation. Soon he was to work with the legendary bandleader Graham Collier who was to become an important mentor.

Now after a series of quartet, trio and duo recordings he has opted for a solo project and has created a remarkably varied record, that has avoided the inherent pitfalls in the formula of becoming an aloof or intellectually half-baked work.

Warren uses the tone-colours of concert, alto and bass flutes, and he knows about speaking to you with music. He is a gifted storyteller and makes judicious use of the structuring codes of formal language of both the European tradition and jazz. Despite all his virtuosity, ostensible swaggering is completely alien to him. Melodic richness comes hand in hand with sophisticated dance rhythms. Occasionally, sound designs, loops, or supplemental overdubs are used. These might depart from the inherent logic of the strict solo flute character of this album, and if they do, the music simply delights, uplifting both mind and heart.

Thomas Fitterling, Rondomagazin website Germany. 2012.

Lydian Lowlands

From the “Modes ‘n’ Malts Project.
Geoff Warren – flute, Walter Gaeta – piano, Nicola Di Camillo – bass, Matteo Manzoni – drums.
(c) Geoff Warren 2012

Geoff Warren – Enrico Zanisi

“Enrico VII”
A rehearsal session, Rome, February 2012.

Jazz Flute Workshop at All Flutes Plus, London

Saturday October 6th, 2012 from 11am to 3pm.

The Warren Room, All Flutes Plus, Warren Street, London.

Admission will be free, but do let me know if you’re intent on coming.

The format will also be the same as last year: mixed ability; a bit of masterclass a bit of workshop.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


An improvsed duet for flute and kamalengoni with Pino Petraccia, recorded during the TV programme Utopia with Silvio Sarta, Pescara January 2012.

Alto Flute electronic Mantra

Geoff Mantra #1

With live electronics by Andrea Gabriele.

“The Combination” from the Musical “Poker”

Music by Geoff Warren, book and lyrics by Ruth Sharon Koch.
Arrangement by Frank Lacy.
From the CD “Songs from Poker” (1996) TUTU CD 888 150

World Music with Enver Imailov: Cinci

From the CD Harvest Moon on TUTU Records. Recorded around 1998. Produced by Peter Wiessmueller.

A Jazz Flute Waltz – “Up and Around”

Try this jazz flute waltz.
You can get the PDF from my free sheet music downloads page.