Charles Goold

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Jazz Drum Faculty

Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz

The Hartt School

BA in Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School, 2017

Charles Goold, is one of New York City's hardest working jazz drummers of his generation. Being the son of a jazz musician and a Haitian mother, Goold has used both experiences in his upbringing to form a style of jazz blending modern hard bop stylings with traditional Haitian and Afro Caribbean rhythms.

Goold graduated from The Juilliard School and was awarded The Juilliard Career Advancement Fellowship Grant in May 2017. Following his graduation, Goold performed with the best in the jazz industry and a wide variety of acts from Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Javon Jackson, Johnny O'Neal, Steve Nelson, to one off collaborations with rap legends like Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah and Cam’Ron.

His debut album “Rhythm In Contrast”, released in February 2022 on the La Reserve Label, highlights a wide variety of these influences and was critically acclaimed being reviewed in The New York Times and featured in playlists and Radio Stations like TSF Jazz, Spotify (All New Jazz, Jazz X-Press, Jazz Today) Amazon Music (front picture of Fresh Jazz), Tidal (Out There) and Apple Music(Jazz Currents). Goold was able to tour and promote the project in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Barcelona.