Boise Jazz Society
Brandon Goldberg Quartet
featuring Nicole Glover
with Mark Whitfield Jr and Dezron Douglas
Concert sponsored by
Richard's Restaurant and Bar at 500 South Capitol Boulevard
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Concert ~ 5 pm (Doors Open 4:15 pm)
Concert ~ 8 pm (Doors Open 7:15 pm)
Sapphire Room, Riverside Hotel
General Admission Tickets Not Available!
The Boise Jazz Society @ Boise State University
JOIN US FOR THE FREE JAZZ EDUCATION EVENTS
Brandon Goldberg and Nicole Glover
November 8, 2021
Inform-ance ~ 4 pm (concert followed by Q&A)
Piano and Saxophone Clinics ~ 5:30 pm
Boise State University
Morrison Center Recital Hall
15 years old Brandon Goldberg, has been playing piano and making music since he was three years old. He found his passion for jazz by listening to his favorite artists including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. Brandon had some break-through moments at a young age when he appeared on National television in Season 1 & 2 of NBC’s Little Big Shots, The Steve Harvey Show and the Harry Connick, Jr. Show. For the past three years, Downbeat Magazine recognized him as the Student Music Awards winner in the Jazz Soloist and Original Composition categories. Following Brandon’s debut album, Let’s Play! his second album, In Good Time, features legendary drummer Ralph Peterson, Jr., along with saxophonist Stacy Dillard, trumpet player Josh Evans, and Luques Curtis on bass. The recording showcases five of his original compositions and five jazz standards, arranged by Brandon. Brandon has performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Bravo Niagara Festival of the Arts and in NYC venues such as Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club, Birdland, Blue Note, and Mezzrow. Brandon works closely with the Jazz Foundation of America and performed at the JFA annual Gala, A Great Night in Harlem in the iconic Apollo Theater, where he presented McCoy Tyner with his Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Please visit: brandongoldbergpiano.com
Along with leading her own trio, New York-based, saxophonist Nicole Glover has shared the stage with iconic artists such as Victor Lewis, Esperanza Spalding, Bennie Maupin, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Reggie Workman, Kenny Washington, Renee Rosnes, Billy Hart and has performed in famous NYC jazz clubs such as Smalls, Mezzrow, Smoke, Birdland, Blue Note, Dizzy’s, Minton’s, Zinc, and Le Poisson Rouge. Recently she’s toured with Latin Grammy-winning Buika, Blue Note supergroup ARTEMIS, and Rodney Green’s “Jackson Miller.” Nicole is an experienced educator and clinician and has participated in the Jazz at Lincoln Center's "Jazz for Young People" educational outreach program. She is currently on faculty with the New York Jazz Workshop and is a teacher in the Jazz Empowers program.
Please visit: nicoleglover.com
Mark Whitfield Jr was raised in Baton Rouge and introduced into the world of music by his father, guitarist Mark Whitfield. After graduating from Berklee College of Music he joined alto saxophonists Myron Walden and Kenny Garrett’s respective bands and may be heard on Kenny’s Grammy nominated album, Pushing The World Away. Mark has also performed with jazz artists such as Sean Jones, Orrin Evans, Christian Scott, Wallace Roney, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Aaron Goldberg, Tia Fuller, Charnett Moffett, Nicholas Payton, Chico Freeman, Wayne Escoffrey, Jeremy Pelt, and Peter Martin among many others.
Please visit: facebook.com/markwhitfieldjr
Dezron Douglas is a product of the jazz circle in Hartford, where his family’s musical legacy was steeped in the gospel tradition and he came to study with Jackie McLean’s Institute of African American Music. He’s a first-call, NYC bassist, known for a sound that’s both muscular and melodic. Besides jazz, he carries a variety of styles in his toolbox: R&B of the 1980s and ’90s, roots reggae of the ’70s, and his gospel roots. Catching Douglas in performance—leading his own group, or supporting the likes of Ravi Coltrane, Makaya McCraven, Abraham Burton, David Murray, Louis Hayes, Brandee Younger, or many others—is to witness how consistently and economically he helps raise the level of the music, sometimes with just a nudge or a turnaround or a groove.
Please visit: dezrondouglas.squarespace.com