Jocelyn Gould has been called "a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists" by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars. Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more.
Jocelyn Gould has performed internationally in the groups of Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, Trumpeter Etienne Charles and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease. She can be heard on albums lead by Michael Dease, Jon Gordon, Diego Rivera, Randy Napoleon and Will Bonness. She is the 1st place winner of the 2018 Wilson Centre International Jazz Guitar competition. Jocelyn is endorsed by Benedetto Guitars and plays a Benedetto 16-B.
Jocelyn's debut release as a leader, 'Elegant Traveler', was nominated for "Jazz Album of the Year" in the 2021 JUNO awards. Elegant Traveler showcases Jocelyn's warm and inviting sound and melodic compositions with an all star band.
Jocelyn is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto.
2021 JUNO Nomination - Jazz Album of the Year
2018 Wilson Centre Jazz Guitar Competition - 1st place
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"A leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists" - Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars
"Jocelyn has a rare intensity and tenacity that is the sign of a committed artist. She understands where the music
is coming from, and where it is headed. Her passion for the guitar makes it clear that she is going places. It's a
special and wonderful thing when a young player has her balance of feeling, discipline, and creativity" - Randy
Napoleon, Jazz Guitarist
"Jocelyn Gould is going to be a big part of the future of jazz guitar - no doubt about it" - Michael Dease, Jazz
Head of Guitar Department