Dave Goldberg's music is based on traditional jazz standards, 1950's and 1960's bebop and modern jazz, as well as original compositions. For the past twenty-five years Goldberg has performed throughout South Florida, New York City, and Los Angeles to critical acclaim. Jazz writer Matt Schudel of the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel writes, "Dave Goldberg plays solid, bop influenced jazz the way it's supposed to be done."
In 1993 saxophonist Dave Goldberg graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Jazz Studies. He has performed with notable musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Ira Sullivan, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Marcus Roberts, Roy Hargrove, Gene Bertoncini, Adam Nussbaum, and Marcus Printup. Dave Goldberg has led successful jazz groups in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area, New York City, and now Los Angeles. He has also been featured in various jazz magazines and publications. A review in Jazz Times Magazine had this to say about him…"Goldberg, displays a strong and assured tone and a maturity of style, rooted in swinging mainstream modern jazz."
Dave Goldberg has seven CD releases on Tritone Records. The CDs have drawn praise from Jazz Times Magazine and other international publications. “When Time Approaches" was the winner of the City Link Best of Jazz Award. Matt Schudel - jazz writer for the Sun Sentinel says "When Time Approaches is an excellent effort in every way" with "original music in the finest sense". “Surreality" was described by LA. Jazz Scene as “the future of jazz without digging up all the roots." “The Path You Choose" received extensive radio airplay along with rave reviews and ranked as high as number 3 on the jazz charts. Dave Goldberg's “Random Occurrences" was called "his finest playing on record...strongly recommended" by jazz writer Scott Yanow.
Dave Goldberg latest project along with long time friend and guitarist Duane Allen, has him going in a different direction once again, this time under the band name Trio Eclectic. Having done many totally improvised concerts over the years with this group, it was time to take this concept into the studio. The result is 10 completely different sketches that are explored, each one invoking colors from a different genre of music, but still rooted in jazz. This concept wasn't lost on Scott Yanow as he describes their new band..."Trio Eclectic provides a consistently intriguing, diverse and colorful yet surprisingly accessible set of inventive jazz."
Following up on Trio Eclectic's debut release, is their newest 2018 release entitled "Breathe." According to Scott Yanow, this recording features Trio Eclectic at their "most intuitive as they create colorful music on the spot. It is well worth several listens."
While never leaving his traditional roots behind, Dave Goldberg is looking forward to pushing the boundaries with his own straight-ahead jazz groups as well as Trio Eclectic in 2018 and beyond.