John Goldman Quadrangle

John Goldman began his professional career in his home town Portland, Oregon with some of the area's best musicians such as Tom Grant, David Friesen, and Jeff Lorber. After years of playing, composing and teaching on the west coast, John decided on the suggestion and encouragement of saxophone great Eddie Harris, to relocate in Chicago. Since moving to Chicago in 1988, John has added to his already eclectic influence from the West Coast. He has performed extensively with Brazilian musicians Paulino Garcia, Chicago Samba, and Luciano Antonio, as well as Latin Jazz artists Ruben Alvarez, Silvia Sossa, and Tito Carrillo. He has performed with the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.

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”Top Twenty Jazz Music Albums of 2005 John Goldman - 'In Walked Pierre' (BluJazz 2005)” ~ WBEZ Chicago Public Radio

“A fine saxophonist, John Goldman explores a variety of modern jazz styles throughout 'In Walked Pierre.' ... Goldman's quintet/sextet is filled with currently obscure players but all are top-notch, versatile, and adaptable to the diverse material. The variety and heated solos, along with some subtle surprises, make this a consistently stimulating set of modern jazz by musicians who deserve to be much better known.” ~ Scott Yanow, All Jazz

“In Walked Pierre is a wide-ranging disc that has room for lilting vocal tracks, ethereal ballads, and hard-driving blues

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Evanston, IL

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Since moving to Chicago in 1988, John has immersed himself in the city's vibrant jazz, Latin and Brazilian jazz scenes. He has played with dozens of Chicago musicians and groups including Paulino Garcia, Chicago Samba, Ruben Alvarez, Silvia Sossa, Luciano Antonio, Bobby Broom, Ron Perrillo, Dan Cray, Pharez Whitted, Orbert Davis, William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz members Big Band. Over the past decade, John has played many of Chicago’s top music venues including the Chicago Jazz Festival, Orchestra Hall and Ravinia

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