News and Updates Review: ‘Let’s Play!’ Brandon Goldberg

Brandon Goldberg is only 13 years old, but he’s already showing that age is no barrier to entry when it comes to jazz. The pianist has just released his debut album, featuring both originals and his arrangements of some classic standards. Don’t miss this kid!

After hearing Joey Alexander make waves a few years ago, another young pianist is on the rise. His name is Brandon Goldberg, and he’s based in Florida. The young musician is about to release his first ever studio album Let’s Play! – recorded with Marcus Strickland on sax plus Ben Wolfe on bass and Donald Edwards on the drums. Goldberg has been heavily influenced by many of the great jazz pianists, but he has a particular love for McCoy Tyner – and one of his originals on the record is dedicated to the elder statesman. He also showcases some of his arranging skills with covers of tunes by Duke EllingtonHerbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk.