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John Goldsby



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John Goldsby has played bass with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR Radio and Television) Big Band in Cologne, Germany since 1994. Originally from Louisville, he was a protagonist on the New York scene from 1980 through 1994. His recordings as leader include Space for the Bass, The Visit , Live at the Nachbar , Cologne , Viewpoint , and Tale of the Fingers , in addition to countless recordings as a sideman. He appears on several Grammy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Joe Lovano, Patti Austin, Acoustic Alchemy and Maceo Parker. He teaches at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. His books include The Jazz Bass Book , the complete history of jazz bassists and their techniques, Jazz Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist , and Bass Notes . For more info, visit John’s webpage at

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