Dave Goodman is a drummer, composer, band leader & educator from Sydney, Australia. As well as leading his own band, the Dave Goodman Quartet, and continuing to add singles to his solo album La Machine, Dave is the drummer with some of Australia’s most important jazz ensembles - Ten Part Invention, the Kevin Hunt Trio, and the Matt Keegan Trio. He has worked with a long list of luminaries - both Australian and international - including Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, Mike Nock and Mark Isaacs, and he also holds a PhD from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. Visit The Drummers' Hub for everything to do with Dave's drumset education activities, including drum clinics, drum lessonsdrumming workshopsSkype lessons, and video lessonsKeep directly in touch with Dave and receive a free copy of his track Entelechies by signing up to his mailing list. Enjoy your visit.



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December 2015

Christmas Edition

Dear friends,

Christmas is drawing near, and here in Australia, December is known as the silly season. It's strange to think that we celebrate Christmas during summer here in the southern hemisphere in the style of northern hemisphere celebrations - lots of talk about snow; big men dressed in red suits, and so on. But the only truth is that December is a month of sweltering heat, and so my hat goes off to all those Australian men who are choosing to dress up as Santa Claus at this time of…Read more

November 2015

Wangaratta Jazz Edition
Dave Goodman Music News
  Dave Goodman Quartet
We enjoyed playing at Foundry 616 in October. Click the photo for some footage from the gig. We're looking forward to playing the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues in St Patrick's Hall, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sum 1 Nov 2015. Learn more... Trioflight
The Rumour of Forests & Waves, a brand new album by Trioflight will be available soon. Trioflight is Nock Southcott (piano), …Read more

The Drummers' Hub: One of Australia's leading independent drumset schools

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DRUMScene #82 Oct/Nov/Dec Feature: Australia's Leading Independent Drumset & Percussion Schools
DRUMScene is Australia's #1 drum magazine, and I'm excited for The Drummers' Hub to be included in DRUMScene's special feature on 'Australia's leading independent drumset & percussion schools' in the new edition. After only a year in business, The Drummers' Hub enjoys a two-page article amidst esteemed company such as Mark Sutton's Hi-hat Music Studio in Canberra in…Read more

October 2015

Dear friends, 

This month I have some exciting news to tell you about The Drummers' Hub and the Dave Goodman Quartet, including discount ticket offers, but first I want to congratulate Australian jazz legends Mike Nock and John Pochée for each reaching their 75th birthday last month. Mike and John have been a huge mentors to me over the past 20 years, and I wish them happiness and health for the next 75 years.

With Mike Nock in 1997

I first heard Mike play on a gig in Tim Hopkins' band with Cameron Undy…

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September 2015

Dear friends, 

I trust all is well with you and yours!

Today marks five years since the day that I sent my doctoral thesis away to be marked. It took nearly six years to write, and the final product wound up containing 98,525 words in a book spanning 505 pages including about 100 pages of transcription. This occurred after three consecutive nights without sleep due to a major Microsoft Word style/formatting issue that nearly derailed the whole thing. Fortunately I recovered from the formatting issue and was…

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August 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you're well, and that life is good for you and your family. I'd like to welcome you to the new look and feel of my website. My website now features updated banner photos taken by the piano virtuoso with a keen eye for musician photography, Mr Aaron Blakey. Have a look around by clicking on the menu buttons above, or by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner of your screen if you're on your mobile when you get a chance :)

August looks to be a nice month as I'll have my band out again…Read more

July 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed June as much as I did! The fun, however, was not enjoyed without loss. The passing of Melbourne's Allan Browne - drummer, improviser, band leader and poet par excellence - cut deeply through Australia's jazz community.

I didn't know Allan all that well, but the ways that I knew him were particularly formative for me and my career. I first heard him play with late bassist Gary Costello on the sublime Paul Grabowsky trio album 6 x 3. And then my friend - the extraordinarily…Read more

June 2015

Dear friends,
May brought with it the opportunity to once again ask the eternal question: "where does the apostrophe go?" Ella and I had a nice time celebrating a happy day for Ella's mummy, and I celebrating a happy day for my own mother, so I like to use the plural possessive to celebrate mothers everywhere in wishing them a happy Mothers' Day. I hope you and all the mums around you had a nice day too.

What's the latest?

New Track: Maitreya - Dave Goodman Solo
I have released a new track called MaitreyaRead more

May 2015

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed April and that it was a successfully productive month for you. If you're in Sydney, I hope you weren't adversely affected by the recent storms.

I celebrated the completion of my 38th orbit around the Sun in late April, which means I've now lived in Sydney for 20 years. What a great time it is to be alive, and it's great to be in Sydney. Birthdays sure are interesting times for reflection, but the future is so perennially brimming with new possibility that I find I'm much more…Read more