Sunday Night Jazz Showcase
Program #207 (June 3 at 8:00 p.m.)
Gabrielle Goodman is a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in the Voice Department. She is well-versed in jazz, R&B, classical, as well as gospel and has performed with Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau, Nancy Wilson, and Roberta Flack.
Her 1993 JMT/Polygram debut release Travelin' Light, featuring Kevin Eubanks on guitar, saxophonist Gary Thomas, and drummer Buddy Williams, brought Goodman international acclaim.
Her second release, Until We Love, features bassist Christian McBride, pianist Mulgrew Miller, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, and saxophonist Gary Bartz. Goodman is also featured on recordings by Norman Connors and Lonnie Liston Smith.
Goodman won an ASCAP Songwriting Award for "You Can Make the Story Right," which she wrote with Chaka Khan, and she also penned jazz compositions for her two CDs.
Goodman has performed in both classical and jazz idioms with the Syracuse Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Baltimore Opera, and the National Symphony.
Her theatrical appearances include Maya Angelou's gospel/opera King and the Canadian production of Ain't Misbehavin' costarring Dee Dee Bridgewater. Goodman's television appearances include the David Letterman show, Arsenio Hall, A&E Channel, the BBC, and the German TV show Talk and Swing.
(provided by Berklee College of Music)