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John Geggie

Performance Instructor: Jazz/Classical Upright Bass

I am a double bass player living in Ottawa, Canada. I play the bass in a wide variety of musical contexts, from classical (orchestral), contemporary and chamber musics all the way to jazz and free music. My classical music work includes concerts with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and the 13 Strings Chamber Orchestra (Ottawa). I have regularly participated in new music concerts through the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. In addition, I have been hosting the late night jam sessions at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival for many years. In the area of improvised creative music, I curate and perform in my own series of concerts at the NAC Fourth Stage (Ottawa). I invite creative people from across the spectrum of improvised music to perform with me in a concert-cabaret style setting. These concerts have often been recorded for broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Societé Radio-Canada (SRC). For more information on these concerts, please go to and follow the links to Community Programming. I am also a composer of original music for various contexts. I teach the double bass and improvisation at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. I also teach in Ottawa at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. For more information, visit: