Jason Goldman

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Background information
Birth name Jason M Goldman
Born (1975-09-05) September 5, 1975 (age 41)
Stamford, CT, U.S.
Origin Connecticut
Genres
Occupation(s) Record Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Educator
Years active 1999–present
Labels
Associated acts Michael Bublé
Website www.jasongoldmanmusic.com

Jason Goldman,[1] professionally known as Spicy G, is an American born music producer, songwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. He co-produced Michael Buble’s platinum selling 2016 album “Nobody But Me[2] and co-wrote the lead single “Nobody But Me”.

Early life[edit]

Goldman grew up in Norwalk CT and took up the saxophone at age 11 after being inspired by his father, who was an R&B saxophonist in his youth. Goldman attended the Berklee College of Music majoring in jazz composition and film scoring. in 1998, Goldman moved to Los Angeles and, shortly after, was selected by jazz legends Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter to be a member of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.[3] He toured the world performing with legendary jazz icons, including Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Roy Haynes, Kenny Baron, Wayne Shorter, to name a few.

Upon completion of the Monk Institute and his masters in music at USC in 2002, Goldman began teaching at the University of Southern California[4] (USC) as an adjunct professor as well as becoming the Director of Jazz at the LA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA).

Career[edit]

In 2003, Goldman was selected by legendary 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 penning new original arrangements for the 8-piece band including his takes on “Mack the Knife” featured on Bublé’s “Come Fly With Me[5]” DVD (2004) and Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” featured on the CD/DVD combo “Caught in the Act[6]” (2005).

In 2005 Goldman made the difficult decision to leave the band to pursue a family and his teaching career. Before leaving the band, Goldman was asked by Foster to arrange “Let It Snow” for Bublé’s Radio City Music Hall debut. Goldman’s arrangement of “Let It Snow” was released on the platinum selling album “Let It Snow” (EP) in 2007, and has become one of Bublé’s most popular Christmas arrangements.

Goldman recently coproduced Michael Bublé's 2016 album "Nobody But Me", which debuted on Billboard top 200 at #2.[7] Goldman also arranged and orchestrated all of 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 originals 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, motivated by the collapse of the economy and the drastic cuts to arts education, Goldman started a charitable nonprofit organization called the Young Musicians Project. YMP provides inner-city schools and after school programs free in-school and web clinics on various topics in the music industry.

Published Works[edit]

In 2012 Goldman was recruited by publishing company Radnofsky/Couper to write a jazz improvisation book. “The Goldman Method”,[10] which is a systematic approach to jazz improvisation. It has received excellent reviews and is used in many high schools and colleges around the country.

Discography[edit]

As performer:

2001 – The Definitive Standard – Jason Goldman Nonet

2003 – Come Fly with MeMichael Bublé

2008 – Wave Street Sessions – Jason Goldman Quartet

As Arranger:

2003 – Come Fly with Me – Michael Bublé Original arrangement of Mack the Knife

2005 – Caught in the Act – Michael Bublé Original arrangement of Smile

2005 – Clay Aiken, Jukebox Tour

2006 – Let It Snow EP – Michael Bublé Original arrangement of Let it Snow

2007 – Gilmore Girls Episode 140 – Knit, People, Knit!

As Producer/Co-Producer:

2016 - Nobody But Me - Michael Buble

2016 - Take You Away - Michael Buble

References[edit]

  1. ^ "jasongoldmanmusic.com". www.jasongoldmanmusic.com. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Nobody But Me - Michael Bublé | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz". monkinstitute.org. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Jason Goldman | USC Thornton School of Music". music.usc.edu. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  5. ^ "Michael Bublé - Come Fly With Me". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 
  6. ^ Michael Bublé - Topic (2014-11-07), Smile (Live), 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. 
  10. ^ "Home - RCEditions - Sheet Music for Saxophonists". RCEditions - Sheet Music for Saxophonists. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 

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