Congratulations Abby!

Drummer Abby Constable (pictured below) from Killara High School, a student taking regular private drum lessons with me for the past two years, has been awarded a scholarship to return to the Jazz Workshop Australia 2016 Jazz Camp. Abby was…

February 2015

Dear friends,


I hope you enjoyed a bit of a break over the summer and that you were able to spend some quality time with your family and friends. I also hope that 2015 has gotten off to a…

Review: Francesca Prihasti Quartet Live

Colbourne Avenue, 4th December 2014

Reviewed by Lloyd Bradford Syke for Syke On Stage, published 22nd December 2014

It’d been too long since I’d had the opportunity to visit Colbourne Avenue, the unassuming jazz space in Sydney’s inner west…

Career Highlight: Trio with Jann Rutherford and Paul Cutlan

In early 2003, Jann Rutherford, Roger Manins, Paul Cutlan, Craig Scott and I went into Sony Studios in East Sydney where Ross A’hern recorded what would be Jann’s final album, The Scented Garden. Jann was one of the best…

In Memory of Alan Turnbull, 1943 – 2014

Preface

Given immediate access to the kinds of communications technology we usually have in one of our pockets throughout the duration of most of our waking lives these days, it’s difficult to avoid sensationalising and trivialising the occurrence of…

Review: David Ades & Friends Live

Venue 505, 4th July 2012

Reviewed by Andrew Gander on Jazz & Beyond, published 6th April 2013

Andrew Gander's High Five

...1. DAVE ADES - Venue 505: (David Goodman, drums; Cameron Undy, bass; Dave Ades, alto; Zach Hurren, tenor)

Prized for his Talent

Article by Robert Kennard originally appearing in Northern District Times, 17th Nov 2011
  WEST Ryde drumming maestro Dave Goodman (pictured) won a third prize of $2000 in the 2011 National Jazz Awards.   The award comes less…

Review: Freeway - The Chet Baker Journey Live

Sydney Opera House, 20th July 2012

Reviewed by John Shand in The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd July 2012

Glorious songs lift homage to fragile star

IN THE 1950s Chet Baker was jazz's pin-up boy. He absorbed New York's blazing…

Musical Exploration of Life

Article by Robert Kennard for Northern District Times, 7th Oct 2011

FOR drumming maestro Dave Goodman, playing music is more than just time-keeping.

“I’m a musician because I think music is the one profession that has everything in…