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Welcome to the website of drummer, composer, band leader, scholar & educator Dave Goodman from Sydney, Australia. Here you can find the latest information about Dave's musical activities, background, and offerings. If you're a drummer, or if you're simply interested in learning more about drumming, Dave has built a special home for you called The Drummers' Hub. Please go to the contact page with any questions or enquiries, to join Dave's mailing list for the latest news, or to visit Dave's social network pages. You might also like to go shopping in the store. Be sure to drop back in again often as the content is being constantly updated. Enjoy your visit!

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Dave to participate in Jazz Research Symposium at Sydney Conservatorium of Music 

Dave will be taking part in a panel discussion of why jazz research is important. This will take place on Monday 8th December 2014 in Seminar Room 2174, Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The schedule for the day is as follows:
 
10:00 Welcome, announcements (Christopher Coady & Michael Webb)

10:15 Coffee & pastries

10:40: Panel discussion – ‘Why jazz research is important’
The panellists below will in turn deliver a five-minute presentation addressing the topic, ‘Why jazz research is… Read more

Dave Goodman Quartet announced for 2015! 

Dave recently formed the new Dave Goodman Quartet and plans for the band to be out playing live in 2015. The band features guitarist Peter Koopman, pianist Matt McMahon, double bassist Cameron Undy and Dave on drums. They will be playing new music composed by Dave throughout 2014. There are also plans afoot for the quartet to record an album in the new year. Join Dave's mailing list to get news as it comes to hand.

In the meantime, visit the discography and albums pages for albums Dave has played drums on as… Read more
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Coogee Carols

Goldstein Reserve, Foreshore near Coogee Beach, Coogee, NSW 2034, Australia

 

The 2014 Coogee Carols will be hosted by Weekend Sunrise Host Andrew O'Keefe. Confirmed performers include but are not limited to Mitchel Butel, Lisa Callingham, Martin Crewes, Tony Cogin, Chloe Dallimore, Caroline Kaspar, Sophie Katinis, Amber Lawrence, Chloe Marshall, Brendan Moar, Cinzia Montresor, Andrew O'Keefe, Tyran Parke, Chris Paton, Simon Pryce, Katrina Retallick, Vanessa Rohanna, Jaynie Seal and Joe Sullivan.

Each year, this free event draws an audience from local and surrounding areas to celebrate community, family and the spirit of Christmas, opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in the world for a relaxed night of fun for everyone to enjoy.

Locally based celebrities and personalities volunteer their time to appear at the COOGEE CAROLS performing traditional and contemporary carols, supported by a twelve piece band, and of course a special appearance by Santa.

This year, the Coogee Carols will be supporting the Youth Off The Streets South Eastern Outreach Service. All proceeds from song books and candles will be donated to this worthwhile cause.

Large Screens are placed at Goldstein Reserve to ensure that everyone can see the performances. Previous presenters and performers have included Amanda Keller, Virginia Gay, Dr Chris Brown, Katie Nejaim, Brendan Moar, Simon Pryce, Martin Crewes and more.

Free! Age limit: All ages

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Mark Ginsburg's South African Project

The Gods Café & Bar, Building 16 ANU Arts Centre, University Ave, Acton, ACT 2601

 

With a distinctive musicality and purpose, this project is close to Mark Ginsburg's heart and showcases both a vast personal and professional connection.

Mark has been a determined advocate of building musical bridges between his native South Africa and his newer home, Australia. His efforts have seen him seen perform frequently at South African Jazz Festivals as well as taking groups from here on tour. His deep understanding of the varied, South African musical landscape can be heard in all his musical projects.

His recent participation at a the Grahamstown Jazz Festival in South Africa gave rise to this project which will feature the music of some of the most prolific jazz artists from South Africa. In addition to playing with Global Express, a collaboration of great musicians from Cape Town and Canada, Mark also played in a quintet of South African musicians playing "South African Jazz Standards". For Mark, this was a real honour to be part of and also to once again feel that strong connection with the heartbeat of South Africa.

Mark Ginsburg (saxophones), Simon Ferenci (trumpet & flugelhorn), Judy Campbell (vocals), Ryan Grogan (piano), Brendan Clark Jr (bass) & Dave Goodman (drums)

$20/$14(conc).

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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Tim Draxl in FREEWAY - THE CHET BAKER JOURNEY

Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point, NSW 2011, Australia

 

THE award-winning singer/actor Tim Draxl makes a much-welcome return to the Sydney stage in the acclaimed musical play Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey at the Hayes Theatre Co from 17 March 2015. It is set to be part of the inaugural Spectrum Now festival, for which stage and screen actor Richard Roxburgh is creative director.

Conceived and written by Bryce Hallett and Tim Draxl, Freeway began life at the tiny yet legendary jazz and music club El Rocco in Kings Cross in October 2010. It has since earned rave reviews at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Opera House, the Melbourne Festival and, most recently, the Brisbane Festival where the show enraptured audiences in the Spiegeltent.

Freeway is packed with sensuous ballads and classic songs, including My Funny Valentine, My Buddy, Let’s Get Lost, These Foolish Things, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Look For the Silver Lining, Born to Be Blue, The Thrill is Gone and There Will Never Be Another You. The intimate and spare production intersperses fragments of the singer and trumpeter Chet Baker’s radiant career and self-destructive life amid his musical jewels - the “blue diamonds of jazz” - that speak of yearning, heartache, despair and love.

The hand-picked band comprises some of Australia’s most accomplished musicians: the legendary Ray Alldridge on piano, trumpeter Shannon Marshall, bass player Dave Ellis and Dave Goodman on drums.

When David and Lisa Campbell first saw Freeway at el Rocco they fell in love with its seamless storytelling and musical flair, hence programming the show in their 2011 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In each performance Draxl reveals a strong affinity with Chet Baker - “the Prince of Cool”, not only in terms of his own instinctiveness and charm but his eerily-similar voice and sophisticated rhythm. The title of the show is taken from the name of an instrumental written by Chet Baker, the word also encapsulating his high-spirited independence.

Upon collaborating with Draxl to create Freeway, writer and journalist Bryce Hallett (who wrote the concert drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam) said they chose not to dwell unnecessarily on Baker’s demons. “Essentially we wanted to reveal his power to enchant even when his life was at its craziest and spinning out of control,” Hallett said. “Freeway partly aims to draw audiences back to the intoxicating romance of the ‘50s but there’s no escaping Baker’s torment and self-destructiveness.”

$42 - $49

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