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HotHouse Jazz: Brandon Goldberg

Fresh Takes By Nick Dunston Though still an adolescent, pianist Brandon Goldberg is making strides beyond his years. Getting ready to release his debut record, Let’s Play!, Brandon has put a substantial amount of thought into his music, for someone of any age. The album features bassist Ben Wolfe, drummer Donald Edwards and saxophonist Marcus Strickland, but Brandon […]

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Generation Z: Interview with Brandon Goldberg

He plays piano with utmost passion and excitement, and his smile is contagious to anyone who catches it.  Brandon Goldberg (MGBH), an 11-year-old Floridian, a gifted jazz piano player, has conquered the hearts of many, including mine.  Will he win yours, too? PPM: Please, tell us about your participation in the TEDx. Did you have to practice your speech […]

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Berkshire Style: Brandon Goldberg, Youngest star of the Litchfield Jazz Festival

For the first time in 22 years, Vita Muir, executive and artistic director of the Litchfield Jazz Festival, is breaking her own rule. “I have never put one of the young people from the Jazz Camp on the main stage with the orchestra,” she said.  But the prodigious talents of 11-year-old pianist Brandon Goldberg of […]

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Honoring Art Blakey’s multi-faceted jazz legacy

From Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes: In an afternoon concert at East Naples United Methodist Church, trumpeter Miller and tenor saxophonist Del Gatto joined forces with bassist Richard Drexler, drummer Marty Morell and pianist Brandon Goldberg, a 12-year-old from the Miami area whose musical savvy will make your jaw drop. They performed seven classics from the […]

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The Jazz Cruise featured many musical treats – and a tricentenary visit

From Ken Franckling’s Jazz Notes: A week before his12th birthday, Miami-area pianist Brandon Goldberg was invited to sit in for a song or two with bassist Marcus Miller’s band, Trio Da Paz, trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and pianist Monty Alexander, among others. In that first appearance with Miller, Goldberg played solo and four-handed piano with the […]

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Musical Prodigy makes Canadian debut in Niagara

An American piano prodigy is making his Canadian debut tonight in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Brandon Goldberg isn’t your typical 12-year-old boy. He began playing piano, by ear, when he was just three. His passion is jazz music. His influences include musicians like Oscar Peterson, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. He says it’s hard to pick a favourite. […]

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Niagara This Week: I think it’s the feeling I get when I play

Brandon Goldberg isn’t your average 11-year-old. While others his age are checking out the latest tracks by The Weeknd or Imagine Dragons, Goldberg can be found grooving to the likes of Coltrane, Davis, Parker and Canada’s very own jazz legend Oscar Peterson. “I would say Oscar Peterson is one of my favourites, even his later […]

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