Dave Goodman is a jazz drummer, composer, band leader & educator from Sydney, Australia. As well as leading his own band, the Dave Goodman Quartet, he is the drummer with some of Australia’s most important jazz ensembles - Ten Part Invention, the Kevin Hunt Trio, Warwick Alder’s Jazzgnostics and the Matt Keegan Trio. He has worked with a long list of luminaries - both Australian and international - including Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, Bernie McGann, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Vince Jones, Mike Nock and Mark Isaacs, and he also holds a PhD from Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney. Here you can find out out about new album releases and upcoming gig dates. Visit The Drummers' Hub for everything to do with Dave's drumset education activities, including video lessons, drum clinics, private lessons, and Skype lessons. If you'd like to keep in touch with Dave, please sign up to his mailing list and you'll also receive a free copy of his new track Entelechies.



September 2015 

Dear friends, 

I trust all is well with you and yours!

Today marks five years since the day that I sent my doctoral thesis away to be marked. It took nearly six years to write, and the final product wound up containing 98,525 words in a book spanning 505 pages including about 100 pages of transcription. This occurred after three consecutive nights without sleep due to a major Microsoft Word style/formatting issue that nearly derailed the whole thing. Fortunately I recovered from the formatting issue and was… Read more

August 2015 

Dear friends,
I hope you're well, and that life is good for you and your family. I'd like to welcome you to the new look and feel of my website. My website now features updated banner photos taken by the piano virtuoso with a keen eye for musician photography, Mr Aaron Blakey. Have a look around by clicking on the menu buttons above, or by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner of your screen if you're on your mobile when you get a chance :)

August looks to be a nice month as I'll have my band out… Read more

July 2015 

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed June as much as I did! The fun, however, was not enjoyed without loss. The passing of Melbourne's Allan Browne - drummer, improviser, band leader and poet par excellence - cut deeply through Australia's jazz community.

I didn't know Allan all that well, but the ways that I knew him were particularly formative for me and my career. I first heard him play with late bassist Gary Costello on the sublime Paul Grabowsky trio album 6 x 3. And then my friend - the extraordinarily… Read more

June 2015 

Dear friends,
May brought with it the opportunity to once again ask the eternal question: "where does the apostrophe go?" Ella and I had a nice time celebrating a happy day for Ella's mummy, and I celebrating a happy day for my own mother, so I like to use the plural possessive to celebrate mothers everywhere in wishing them a happy Mothers' Day. I hope you and all the mums around you had a nice day too.

What's the latest?

New Track: Maitreya - Dave Goodman Solo
I have released a new track called MaitreyaRead more

May 2015 

Dear friends,
I hope you enjoyed April and that it was a successfully productive month for you. If you're in Sydney, I hope you weren't adversely affected by the recent storms.

I celebrated the completion of my 38th orbit around the Sun in late April, which means I've now lived in Sydney for 20 years. What a great time it is to be alive, and it's great to be in Sydney. Birthdays sure are interesting times for reflection, but the future is so perennially brimming with new possibility that I find I'm much… Read more

Will to open DRUMscene Live - Sydney 2015 

Twelve-year-old drummer extraordinaire Will Harpur will open the DRUMscene Live - Sydney 2015 show on Sunday 24 May 2015 from 2:30 PM with a ten-minute drum solo. He'll share the bill that day with some of the most esteemed and original drummers alive today: Jojo Mayer, Todd Sucherman, Jason Heerah, and Dom Famularo. Prior to commencing his drumset studies with me at The Drummers' Hub in 2014, Will was initially taught by his father Mal before spending a few years with Gordon Rytmeister.

I asked Frank… Read more

April 2015 

Dear friends,
I hope you're well, and that life is good for you. It's been an unprecedentedly productive and successful month for me, which has made me extremely busy with work. As such, I'm extremely grateful for being able to enjoy the understanding and support of my very loving family, whom I love very much. It was very nice to have my parents staying with us here in Sydney over the weekend, and it was great to just hang with them and relax for a couple of days.
There were many big events and… Read more

March 2015 

Dear friends,
I hope you, your friends and your families are well, and that life is good all around. Our gorgeous little Ella turned two years old in February. Patrice and I are still scratching our heads wondering how those two years slipped by so quickly. One thing's for sure, Ella certainly brings great perspective, clarity and joy to the purpose behind everything we do now, and we feel very privileged to be in the front seat, watching her grow into being more and more herself by the day, sometimes by… Read more

Download Dave's compelling new Zappa-Metheny-inspired track for free 

Dave is excited to announce that brand new track ‘Entelechies’ is now ready for the world’s ears. And, by way of thanking his growing fan base, he’s giving it away via free download to his mailing list subscribers.

"For a long time, I've wanted to create a platform that would allow me to give away some of my music to listeners,” Dave says. 

‘Entelechies’ is inspired by a number of sources – from Frank Zappa and Genesis to Vinnie Colaiuta and Pat Metheny. “I've been interested in playing drums along with my… Read more



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