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The Dave Goldberg Quartet is based on 1950's and 1960's bebop and modern jazz. While paying tribute to the jazz masters of the past, Dave Goldberg allows his quartet to look forward by focusing on original compositions as well as the traditional jazz standards. For the past nineteen years Goldberg has performed throughout South Florida, New York City, and Los Angeles to critical acclaim. Jazz writer Matt Schudel of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel writes, "Dave Goldberg plays solid, bop influenced jazz the way it's supposed to be done." Now residing in the Los Angeles area, Goldberg has established a loyal following on both the east and west coast.

In 1993 saxophonist Dave Goldberg graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Jazz Studies. He has performed with notable musicians such as trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trumpeter & saxophonist Ira Sullivan, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, pianist Marcus Roberts, trumpeter Roy Hargrove, guitarist Gene Bertoncini, drummer Adam Nussbaum, trumpeter Marcus Printup, trumpeter Scotty Barnhart (Count Basie Band), trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, saxophonists Herb Harris, Victor Goines, and Walter Blanding (all currently or formerly with the Wynton Marsalis Septet.) Dave Goldberg has led successful jazz groups in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area and now in Los Angeles as well. He has appeared in the major jazz establishments in both of these cities as well as some of the major jazz clubs in New York City. He has also been featured in various jazz magazines and publications. A recent review in Jazz Times Magazine had this to say about him…”Goldberg, displays a strong and assured tone and a maturity of style, rooted in swinging mainstream modern jazz.” L.A. Jazz Scene also recently commented about Goldberg’s distinct saxophone sound…” Goldberg’s tenor sound is full and rich; yet remains light throughout.” While it is safe to say that Dave Goldberg is influenced by the entire history of jazz, some of his more notable influences are John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson.

Dave Goldberg currently has five CD releases under his own name on Tritone Records. The CDs have drawn praise from Jazz Times Magazine and other international publications. Goldberg’s 2nd CD “When Time Approaches” was the winner of the 2001 City Link Best of Jazz Award. Matt Schudel - jazz writer for the Sun Sentinel says "When Time Approaches is an excellent effort in every way" with "original music in the finest sense". Goldberg’s 3rd release “Surreality” was described by LA.

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"Dave Goldberg and Duane Allen play solid, bop influenced jazz the way it's supposed to be done. Allen's guitar shimmers with original chords and tasty single-note solos, somewhat in the style of jazz giant Jim Hall." - Matt Schudel (Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel)

"Goldberg, displays a strong and assured tone and a maturity of style, rooted in swinging mainstream modern jazz.” - Sid Gribetz (Jazz Times Magazine)

“Surreality is the antidote to smooth jazz…Highly recommended, this quartet’s latest album looks to the future of jazz without digging up the roots.” - Jim Santella (LA Jazz Scene)

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Bob's Blues

Self Produced
2022

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Random Occurrences

Tritone Records
2012

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Bob's Blues

From: Bob's Blues
By Dave Goldberg

Bob's Blues

From: Bob's Blues
By Dave Goldberg

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