Alex Goodman

Toronto born guitarist and composer Alex Goodman is establishing himself as a major force on the Canadian jazz scene. He has released three albums as a leader, his most recent, “Bridges” reached #1 on the national Chartattack and !Earshot jazz charts. Prior to that, his second CD “Convergence” was voted as one of the top ten jazz records of 2010 (!Earshot). He has toured across the country and has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Massey Hall and the CBC’s Glenn Gould studio.

Upon completing his Bachelor of Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto he was honored as the first jazz musician to have been awarded the William and Phyllis Waters Graduating Award for the “student deemed to have the greatest potential to make an important contribution to the field of music.” Alex has also been honored with over a dozen national music awards including the Domenic Troiano Guitar Scholarship, the Archie Alleyne Award and recognition as a CBC “rising star.” The Alex Goodman Quintet was a finalist in the 2011 Grand Prix de Jazz competition at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. He has been featured with major national media such as CityTV news, Global BC, the Edmonton Journal and the Ottawa Citizen. His music can regularly be heard on CBC, Galaxie jazz and Jazz.FM.

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”Without question, one of the most gifted guitarists of his generation.”

Tim Ries - Rolling Stones saxophonist

“I'm gonna bet on you to be the next great jazz musician from Canada. It won't be long before you become a household name!”

Jojo Chintoh - CityTV Toronto News Personality and Reporter

“The hottest young player around”

The Calgary Jazz Association

“With plenty of great melodies and tasteful solos, Goodman's compositions set a high standard for quartet-based modern jazz.”

Jake Shenkar �” Mondo Arts Magazine

“Goodman's outstanding guitar playing and compositions place him amongst the elite of Canada's emerging jazz artists.”

Geoff Young - Canadian Jazz Guitarist and Composer

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Toronto, ON

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