Brandon Goldberg

Brandon Goldberg, now 13, started playing piano by ear at the age of three. At five years old, he began classical lessons. However, he quickly discovered his love for jazz. He learned about the history of jazz by listening to his favorite musicians, including Herbie Hancock and Bill Evans. Brandon’s debut album, “LET’S PLAY!” was released to rave reviews. It received four stars from Downbeat Magazine as well as reaching number seven in the Jazz Week charts. “LET’S PLAY!” features Ben Wolfe, Donald Edwards, and Marcus Strickland as special guests on the tenor saxophone. The album features six standard compositions as well as three original compositions. It was inspired by the great pianists Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Thelonious Monk. “LET’S PLAY!” is filled with love and joy for jazz music. Brandon was most recently a performer at the 2019 Newport Jazz Festival. He has performed at the Litchfield Jazz Festival as well as Dizzy’s Club and Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts. Brandon was a featured performer in the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s (MISO), and Jazz Roots series. Brandon has also performed at TEDxCoconutGrove and TEDxBocaRaton.nu003ca class=”__cf_email__” data-cfemail=”3e6a7b7a4667514b4a567e73575f535710″ href=”/cdn-cgi/l/email-protection”u003en [email protected]nu003c/au003enHe has also appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show and NBC’s Little Big Shots. Brandon won the Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards in both jazz soloist and outstanding original composition categories in 2018. Brandon is a close collaborator with the Jazz Foundation of America. He performed at the JFA annual Gala-A Great Night in Harlem at New York’s Apollo Theater, where he presented McCoy Tyner his Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Brandon’s love of music has enabled him to raise awareness and funds for many charitable organizations, including the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA), Israel Bonds, Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. from

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