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About John Goldsby
Since 1994, John Goldsby has held the position of solo bassist with the Grammy Award-winning Westdeutscher Rundfunk Big Band (the Cologne Radio Big Band). From 1980 to 1994, Goldsby lived in New York City and was a fixture on the New York jazz scene. He is actively involved in the jazz scene as a bassist, bandleader, composer, teacher, clinician and author.
Goldsby’s most recent recordings as a bandleader include The Innkeeper’s Gun [Bass Lion, 2010], a powerful sax-bass-drums trio with Jacob Duncan and Jason Tiemann, Space for the Bass [Bass Lion, 2009], featuring duo, trio and quartet formations, Live at the Nachbar (Bass Lion, 2008), also with Duncan and Tiemann, and The Visit [Bass Lion, 2009], a duo with pianist Bill Dobbins. The John Goldsby, Peter Erskine, Bill Dobbins Trio are featured on the highly-acclaimed recording Cologne [Fuzzy Music].
With the WDR Big Band, Goldsby is featured on current releases such as: Bombella [Abdullah Ibrahim], Symphonica [Joe Lovano], the Grammy- Award-Winning Avant Gershwin and For Ella [Patti Austin], Roots and Grooves [Maceo Parker], and Big Band Time [Paquito D’Rivera].
Mr. Goldsby is the author of The Jazz Bass Book, Jazz Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist, and Bass Notes. He writes regularly for Bass Player Magazine [USA] and The Strad [GB]. Visit John Goldsby’s website at www.johngoldsby.com
About Robin Meloy Goldsby:
Robin Goldsby, who married into the business in 1991, is the author of Piano Girl: A Memoir; Rhythm: A Novel; and Waltz of the Asparagus People: The Further Adventures of Piano Girl. Piano Girl, her first book, was published by Backbeat Books (Hal Leonard) in both hardcover and paperback in 2005.
Piano Girl received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and landed Goldsby spots on NPR’s All Things Considered and Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz. Rhythm and Waltz of the Asparagus People found happy homes with Bass Lion Publishing. Waltz of the Asparagus People has also been published in German (Walzer der Spargelmenschen) in a licensing agreement with the Bücken & Sulzer Verlag in Overath, Germany. Visit Robin Goldsby’s website at www.robingoldsby.com