Program Leader - Song School
Mandi Geary is an active Brisbane-based Contemporary and Jazz Vocalist and Songwriter who works with a various talented musicians on creative projects and performances of Jazz standards.
Her experience includes performances of both originals and cover music in the London and Sydney pop culture scenes and tertiary studies in Music Theatre at the Central Queensland Conservatorium, Contemporary Music at JMC Academy and Jazz Music at the renowned Jazz Music Institute. Mandi has made a solo EP with well-known producer - Eric J (Art Vs Science, Chet Faker) and has been a session vocalist on numerous local and interstate acts' albums.
Mandi was a dedicated backing vocalist with the established, Soul/Jazz band - Ladi Abundance Project - with whom she toured and regularly performed festivals and larger venues including the Hifi, The Bearded Lady, Woodford Folk Festival, Earth Frequency Festival and Manifest. Immersion in this talented group of Jazz musicians, ignited Mandi's passion for Jazz which soon became the forefront of her music career pulling her towards completion of tertiary studies - Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance) from The Jazz Music Institute. Mandi's most recent notable performances include the QPAC Green Jam where she performed her own original arrangements and DooBop Jazz Bar where she performed alongside renown Jazz singer Belinda Monroe.
Mandi is passionate about sharing the joy of music to others and regularly teaches Music, Voice and Songwriting to children and adults of all ages and musical ability. She is now furthering her scope as a Music Educator through the Upbeat Arts programs facilitating workshops in songwriting.