April 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Recently featured on the Harry Connick Jr. Show and NBC's Little Big Shots!
"The sensitivity and poignancy of a musician three times his age"
- Downbeat Magazine
Featuring special guests
Paul Marinaro, vocals
“one of the most beautiful vocal instruments in the business today” (Chicago Tribune)
Dave Young, bass
Jim Doxas, drums
Céline Peterson, daughter of Oscar Peterson, will host a special Q&A with Brandon to discuss one of his greatest influences...
jazz legend Oscar Peterson!
ABOUT BRANDON GOLDBERG
“The diminutive Goldberg then took his place behind the piano—but not before adjusting the height of the bench—to perform a composition with the sensitivity and poignancy of a musician three times his age.”
– Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat Magazine, Nov., 14, 2016
Brandon Goldberg, now eleven years old, began to play piano when he was three years old. He loves to perform and compose his own music and listen to his favorite artists including Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett.
Brandon has appeared on the Harry Connick Jr. Show, NBC’s Little Big Shots with Steve Harvey and the Steve Harvey Show. He has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center with Monty Alexander, The Apollo Theater, the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York and the Litchfield Jazz Festival.
Brandon works closely with the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) and had the honor of performing at the JFA annual Gala - A Great Night in Harlem at the famous Apollo Theater in New York, where he presented McCoy Tyner with his Lifetime Achievement Award. Brandon also performed at the JFA's "Q & You" fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by Quincy Jones and Alan Bergman.
Brandon has given two TED talks at TEDxYouth@Miami and TEDxBocaRaton, participated in the Miami Beach Jazz Festival, Broward 100 Celebration, American Protégé – International Music Competition, Young Talent Big Dreams and the Aventura Young Stars Showcase. He’s been featured as a soloist with the South Florida Youth Symphony, the Sugar Pops Symphonic Orchestra as well as the Superintendent’s Honors Music Festival Jazz Orchestra.
Brandon won first place for Original Composition in 2015 and 2013 and Piano Solo Performance in 2014 from the Miami Music Teachers Association and is set to perform at the Florida State Music Teachers Association. Brandon was the youngest recipient of the 2015 and 2013 Miami Music Club Scholarship.
Through his love for music, Brandon has helped raise funds and awareness for various charitable organizations including Jazz Foundation of America, Israel Bonds, Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, City of Hope, and Broward Children’s Center. Brandon hopes his music can help and inspire others.
Brandon currently studies both classical and jazz piano and has attended Litchfield Jazz Camp and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts.