Brett Gold has pursued an unusual path to his first big band recording with The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra, Dreaming Big, released on GoldFox Records and available June 16, 2017, on CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes.
Born in 1956 and raised in Pikesville, MD, a suburb of Baltimore, Brett began studying trombone in elementary school, and quickly reached a level of proficiency that enabled him to play with a hand-selected nationwide student orchestra at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. But his life changed forever when he discovered the music of Charlie Parker and the world of jazz.
Here's what John Fedchock, two-time Grammy nominee, virtuoso trombonist,
composer/arranger, and leader of the John Fedchock New York Big Band, says
about The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra's album Dreaming Big:
Dreaming Big is a creative outing that not only breaks new imaginative ground, but
also respects that which has come before. Brett Gold’s composing brings a fresh
perspective, utilizing a post-modernist approach that also preserves essential
elements sustained throughout the jazz canon. This is not an easy task, but the
strength in Brett’s writing gives his music a particularly personalized and unified
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