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As a child Greg played drums with his father.He moved with his family to Denver in 1971.Later he picked up the trumpet and flugelhorn.During high school Gisbert performed with the 1983/84 McDonaldís All-American High School Jazz Band; he toured and recorded with the group.He graduated from Heritage High School in Littleton in 1984.After high school he attended the Berklee College of Music where he recorded alongside Cyrus Chestnut as part of Phil Wilsonís Rainbow Band.

During his time at Berklee Greg was offered to go on the road with Buddy Rich.Credits include:Buddy Rich (1985-86), Woody Hermanís band under Frank Tiberi (1987-89), John Fedchock and Maria Schneider, Gary Burton (1989), Lew Anderson (1989) and Toshiko Akiyoshi (1989 and subsequently).In the 1990ís he played with Mingus Epitaph (90-92), Frank Wess, Clark Terry, Mickey Tucker and Buck Clayton (1991), Danny DíImperio (91) Norman Simmons (92) John Hicks (92) Fedchock and Schneider again and with the Convergence quintet.

From 1994 to 1997 he worked with Joe Roccisano and recorded with Chuck Bergeron, Loren Schoenberg and Ken Peplowski.He accompanied Carol Sloane and Susannah McCorkle in large ensembles in 1996.He has recorded three albums under his own name for Criss Cross Jazz.

He has also branched out in producing; bringing the up and coming conductor and composer Chie Imiazumi, to the publicís attention, acting as producer of her debut album, Unfailing Kindness.

Gisbert is a founding member of Convergence, whose members include Paul Romaine on drums and Jon Gunther on saxophoneThe highly regarded group is based in Colorado and can often be heard playing at the Pec Too in North Denver.

Thompson Jazz Studies Program | University of Colorado Boulder

Concert Jazz Ensemble
under the direction of Brad Goode


Ian Rictor
Anisha Rush
Heath Walton
Otto Lee
Paul Zaborac


Matt Wilkolak
Josh Reed
Eric Levine
Miles Lujan


Bryce Reiber
Masaki Kleinkopf
Hansen Millison
Reid Lasley

Rhythm Section

Greg Harris, Vibes
Matt Michaud, Gtr
Paul Shinn pno
Brian Casey, bs
Dru Heller, drms

Trumpeter Brad Goode is a unique and instantly recognizable virtuoso. Whether working as a soloist, bandleader, lead trumpet man or sideman, for 25 years he has consistently been one of the busiest performers in the United States.

Brad's jazz pedigree was established through his apprenticeship with many legends of the music. As a youngster, he toured and recorded with Von Freeman, Red Rodney, Al Cohn, Eddie Harris, Ira Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Don Lanphere, Curtis Fuller, Jack DeJohnette, Ernie Krivda, Richie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Barrett Deems and many others.

Brad led his own combo in Chicago from 1986 until 1998, appearing at major festivals and night clubs around the world, including a twelve year stint as leader of the house band at the famous Green Mill Jazz Club. As a Cultural Ambassador for the Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, he led jazz groups on tours of Asia and the Middle East. He was named one of the most
influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a ≥major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.≤

In recent years, Brad has increasingly appeared as a lead trumpeter with many big bands and symphony orchestras. His 15 solo recordings can be heard on the Delmark, Sunlight, SteepleChase, and Origin labels.

Mr. Goode has served on the faculties of the American Conservatory of Music, New Trier H.S., Cuyahoga Community College, The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and The University of Colorado, where he is currently Associate Professor of Jazz Studies. He makes frequent appearances as a soloist and clinician at colleges and high schools throughout the U.S. Brad also performs as a jazz bassist and drummer.


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