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Welcome to the website of drummer, composer, band leader, scholar & educator Dave Goodman from Sydney, Australia. You can visit Dave's music and videos pages for examples of his work. If you'd like to purchase some of his recorded work, please visit his store. Visit the gigs page for the latest info on upcoming events. You can access Dave's academic writing from his PhD page, and you can read more informal stories in his blog updates. If you're a drummer and/or you're interested in learning more about drumming, The Drummers' Hub is just for you! Dave would love to keep in touch with you directly, so be sure to join his mailing list, and to follow his social network pages. If you have any questions or booking enquiries, please go to the contact page. Be sure to drop back in again often as the site is being constantly updated. Enjoy your visit!

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Download Dave's compelling new Zappa-Metheny-inspired track for free 

Dave is excited to announce that brand new track ‘Entelechies’ is now ready for the world’s ears. And, by way of thanking his growing fan base, he’s giving it away via free download.

"For a long time, I've wanted to create a platform that would allow me to give away some of my music to listeners,” Dave says. 

‘Entelechies’ is inspired by a number of sources – from Frank Zappa and Genesis to Vinnie Colaiuta and Pat Metheny. “I've been interested in playing drums along with my own sequenced compositions,… Read more

The importance of jazz research 

Dave was invited by Drs Michael Webb and Christopher Coady to participate in their Jazz Research Symposium at Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Monday 8th December 2014. Dave sat on a panel of eight Australian jazz PhDs, each of whom talked for five minute on the topic of "why jazz research is important." Here is what Dave had to say.

Dave to participate in Jazz Research Symposium at Sydney Conservatorium of Music 

Dave will be taking part in a panel discussion of why jazz research is important. This will take place on Monday 8th December 2014 in Seminar Room 2174, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The schedule for the day is as follows:
 
10:00 Welcome, announcements (Christopher Coady & Michael Webb)

10:15 Coffee & pastries

10:40: Panel discussion – ‘Why jazz research is important’
The panellists below will in turn deliver a five-minute presentation addressing the topic, ‘Why jazz research is… Read more

Dave Goodman Quartet announced for 2015 

Dave recently formed the new Dave Goodman Quartet and plans for the band to be out playing live in 2015. The band features guitarist Peter Koopman, pianist Matt McMahon, double bassist Cameron Undy and Dave on drums. They will be playing new music composed by Dave throughout 2014 as well as rearrangements of some of his earlier works. There are plans afoot for the quartet to record an album in 2015. Subscribe to Dave's newsletter to get news as it comes to hand.

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Gigs

 

Dave Goodman is one of the leading drummers in Australia. At age 20 he came second in the National Jazz Awards and has recorded with Australian artists including Mike Nock, Matt Keegan, and David Theak.

This will be the first gig of the Dave Goodman Quartet featuring Peter Koopman (guitar), Matt McMahon (piano), Cameron Undy (double bass) & Dave Goodman (drums & compositions).

Tickets online: $15 gen, $12 conc, $10 student. At the door: $20, $12, $10. Age limit: All ages

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Ten Part Invention

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Foundry 616, 616 Harris St, Ultimo, NSW 2007, Australia

 

A rare opportunity for lovers of jazz to experience the virtuosity of Ten Part Invention. Hailed as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Australian Jazz and one of the greatest large ensembles to emerge from Australia, Ten Part Invention was created as a flexible medium for Australian jazz composers and improvisers. Your host for the evening will be founder, the silver fox of jazz and ‘raconteur extraordinaire’, John Pochée OAM.

The members constitute a substantial part of Australian modern jazz history and promise music that is unique, committed and forward looking:

Paul Cutlan (saxophone), Sandy Evans (saxophone), Matt Ottignon (saxophone) Andrew Robson (saxophone), Miroslav Bukovsky (trumpet), Warwick Alder (trumpet), James Greening (trombone), Paul McNamara (piano), Karl Dunnicliff (bass) & Dave Goodman (drums)

General admission $27.50 | Dinner & Show - 8pm sitting $53.50 | Dinner & Show - 7pm Sitting $53.50 | Student/Concession $21.50 | Drinks & Show (Table incl. $18 drinks) $45.50 Age limit: 18+ or w/adult

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director. Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent. Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love. The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums. When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence. Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director. Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent. Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love. The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums. When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence. Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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