Alex Goodman Quartet (NYC)

March 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


“a definite musical voice”Guitar International 

“a jazz phenomenon the world over”Birmingham Times

“fluid lyricism”Downbeat

In 2013, Alex’s CD Bridges was nominated for a JUNO, Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, Canada’s highest musical honor. Since moving to New York in 2012, Goodman has recorded with artists including John Patitucci, Dick Oatts, Kevin Hays and Rich Perry and performed with a variety of notable jazz musicians like Charles Lloyd, Eric Harland, Ari Hoenig, Terell Stafford, Ben Wolfe, and John Riley. Alex was awarded a 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, has written a book of solo guitar etudes and has composed extensively for jazz groups, chamber groups, orchestras, big bands, and string quartets.

Alex has performed at New York City’s top clubs such as Smalls, the Appel Room at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Mezzrow, 55 Bar, Smoke, 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 also played across the world in countries including Bulgaria, India, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Belgium. He is a graduate of the Master’s program in Jazz Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Alex Goodman and Adam Arruda are two Canadians who since relocating to New York City have contributed their talents to some of the leading groups in jazz today . For this concert they will be joining regular collaborator and acclaimed saxophonist Matt Marantz as well as the amazing Rich Brown on bass. The group will be performing original music from multiple members of the band.

Alex Goodman – guitar
Matt Marantz – saxophone
Rick Brown – bass
Adam Arruda – drums

“Lets Cool One”