Brandon Goldberg, now thirteen years old, began to play piano by ear when he was three years old. He started with classical lessons at age five, but quickly found his passion for jazz and learned about the music and its history by listening to his favorite artists including Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, just to name a few.
Brandon continued his jazz studies at the University of Miami and Litchfield Jazz Camp and Festival, where he worked with renowned jazz musicians including Avery Sharpe, Matt Wilson, Orrin Evans and Paul Bollenback.
Brandon’s debut album, “LET’S PLAY!” (available April 12, 2019) features veteran musicians Ben Wolfe on bass, Donald Edwards on drums and special guest Marcus Strickland on tenor saxophone. “LET’S PLAY!”, with three originals compositions and six standards, is inspired by pianists Brandon considers his heroes – Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner and Herbie Hancock – and is imbued with pure love and joy for the tradition of jazz music.