Alex Goodman – Guitar
Matt Marantz – Sax
Rich Brown – Bass
Adam Arruda – Drums
Winner of first prize and the Public’s Choice Award at the 2014 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, Alex Goodman has been hailed as “a definite musical voice” (Guitar International), and as a player of ‘fluid lyricism’ (Downbeat), ‘dazzling improvisational dexterity and engagingly smart composition (New York City Jazz Record).
In 2013, Alex’s CD Bridges was nominated for a JUNO, Canada’s highest musical honor as Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year. Since moving to New York in 2012, Goodman has had the opportunity to record with artists including John Patitucci, Dick Oatts, Kevin Hays and Rich Perry and perform with a variety of notable jazz musicians such as Charles Lloyd, Ari Hoenig, Terell Stafford, Eric Harland, John Ellis and John Riley. Alex was awarded a 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, has written a book of guitar etudes and has composed extensively for jazz and chamber groups, orchestras, big bands, and string quartets.
Alex has performed at top New York City jazz clubs such as the Jazz Standard, Smalls, the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Mezzrow, 55 Bar, Smoke, National Sawdust and Cornelia Street Cafe, at prestigious international venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and Massey Hall in Toronto as well as at jazz festivals including Winter Jazz Fest in New York, the Montreal Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival. Alex has played across the world in countries including Bulgaria, Mexico, India, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Holland and Belgium. He is a graduate of the Master’s program in Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.