Ben Goodman (UK) + The Michael J Brady Trio
In his debut Sydney performance, Ben Goodman will be joined by the Michael J Brady Trio for two swinging sets at Butchers Brew Bar. Meeting during the 2023 Siena Jazz Workshops, the group will come together for one special performance, playing a mixture of original compositions & arrangements.
⭐️ Ben Goodman – Piano
⭐️ Michael J Brady – Guitar
⭐️Oscar Peterson – Double Bass
⭐️ Ryu Kodama – Drums
Ben Goodman is a UK jazz pianist rapidly emerging on the scene. He combines the detailed functional harmony & bebop lines of Bill Evans with a more contemporary Gospel & R&B sound world. He is also influenced by more rhythmically driven Afro-Cuban music, deploying montunos & claves in his improvisation.
The Michael J Brady Trio explores the air that exists between 10 strings & a set of drums. Brady’s compositions feature folk-like melodies that are woven between intricate instrumental writing. Drawing on a background in indie rock, folk & modern jazz, this trio’s playing finds a voice that is above all sincere, personal & in the moment. Brady released his debut album ‘Brady//Donkin//Phipps’ in 2023, touring the east coast of Australia.