Jason Goldman

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Jason Goldman
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Background information
Born Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Genres Pop, jazz, electronic
Occupation(s) Record producer, songwriter, arranger, educator
Years active 1999–present
Associated acts Michael Bublé
Website jasongoldmanmusic.com

Jason Goldman, known professionally as Spicy G, is an American music producer, songwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. He co-produced Michael Buble's Grammy Nominated[1], Juno winning[2], platinum selling 2016 album Nobody But Me[3][4] and co-wrote the lead single "Nobody But Me".

Early life[edit]

Goldman grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and took up the saxophone at the age of 11 after being inspired by his father, who was an R&B saxophonist in his youth. Goldman attended the Berklee College of Music, concentrating on jazz composition and film scoring. In 1998, he moved to Los Angeles and was selected by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter to be a member of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.[5] He has performed with Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Roy Haynes, Kenny Barron, and Wayne Shorter.

Goldman received a master's degree from the University of Southern California in 2002, then began teaching there[6] as an adjunct professor and Director of Jazz at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

Career[edit]

In 2003, Goldman was selected by record producer David Foster to be the featured saxophonist in Michael Bublé's first touring band. While on Bublé's first global tour, Goldman began writing arrangements for the eight-piece band, including his takes on "Mack the Knife" on Bublé's "Come Fly With Me" DVD (2004) and Charlie Chaplin's "Smile" on the CD/DVD combo Caught in the Act (2005).

Before leaving the band in 2005, Goldman was asked by Foster to arrange "Let It Snow" for Bublé's Radio City Music Hall debut. Goldman's arrangement was released on the platinum selling album Let It Snow in 2007.

Goldman co-produced Michael Bublé's 2016 album Nobody But Me, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at No. 2.[7] He arranged and orchestrated the big band songs on the album including "I Wanna Be Around", "My Kind of Girl", and "My Baby Just Cares for Me". He also wrote two songs on the album, "Take You Away" and the lead single "Nobody But Me".

On September 2016, Goldman signed a music publishing deal with Reservoir Publishing.[8]

Teaching[edit]

Goldman is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Southern California, where he has been a faculty member since 2002. He is also the Artistic Director of the Nonprofit Young Musicians Project,[9] which he founded in 2009.

Young Musicians Project (YMP)[edit]

In 2009 Goldman started a charitable nonprofit organization called the Young Musicians Project to provide inner-city schools and after school programs free in-school and web clinics on various topics in the music industry.

Works[edit]

In 2012 Goldman was hired by publishing company Radnofsky/Couper to write a jazz improvisation book. The Goldman Method is a systematic approach to jazz improvisation.

Discography[edit]

  • 2001 – The Definitive Standard
  • 2008 – Wave Street Sessions

As arranger

  • 2003 – Come Fly with MeMichael Bublé
  • 2005 – Caught in the Act – Michael Bublé
  • 2006 – Let It Snow – Michael Bublé
  • 2016 - Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 - Tony Bennett

As producer/co-producer

  • 2016 – Nobody But Me – Michael Bublé
  • 2016 – Take You Away – Michael Bublé

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Bublé". GRAMMY.com. 2017-11-28. Retrieved 2017-12-21.
  2. ^ "2018 ADULT CONTEMPORARY | Michael Bublé | The JUNO Awards". The JUNO Awards. Retrieved 2018-05-11.
  3. ^ "jasongoldmanmusic.com". Jason Goldman Music. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  4. ^ "Nobody But Me". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  5. ^ "Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz". monkinstitute.org. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  6. ^ "Jason Goldman | USC Thornton School of Music". music.usc.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  7. ^ "Lady Gaga & Michael Buble Bound for Top 2 on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  8. ^ "Reservoir Media Management - Investing In Entertainment". www.reservoir-media.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  9. ^ "Home". youngmusiciansproject.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25.

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