Geils performing in concert
|Birth name||John W. Geils Jr.|
|Also known as||J. Geils|
February 20, 1946 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Genres||Rock, blues, jazz|
|Associated acts||The J. Geils Band, Bluestime, New Guitar Summit, Kings Of Strings, The Installers|
|Gibson Flying V
Gibson Les Paul Standard
John W. Geils Jr. (born February 20, 1946, New York City, New York) popularly known as J. Geils, is an American blues-rock lead guitarist, singer and founder of The J. Geils Band; he has also recorded with several jazz musicians. Born in New York, he grew up in Far Hills, New Jersey, where he graduated from Bernards High School. He moved to Massachusetts in 1964 and studied engineering at Northeastern University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
- J. Geils Plays Jazz (Francesca Records) 2003
- J. Geils, Gerry Beaudoin and the Kings of Strings, featuring Aaron Weinstein (Arbors Records)
- J. Geils Toe Tappin' Jazz (North Star Music) 2009
- Ware, Susan (October 21, 2004). "Fame still calls J. Geils". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- Berg, Phil (July 9, 2012). "Music & Maseratis". Autoweek 62 (14): 33.
- Marotta, Michael (November 29, 2009). "Mass. to celebrate Jay Geils Day". The Boston Herald. p. 36.
- "Rock stinks? No, but for Geils, jazz and blues smell sweeter". The Eagle-Tribune. July 7, 2006. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- Taylor, Sarah (July 9, 2006). "Veteran rocker returns to his first love -- jazz". The Boston Globe. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
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