CWA Musical Director • Associate Professor, Jazz Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
2018 Guest Speaker • 2019 Guest Speaker • 2021 Performer • 2022 Performer

Boulder, Colorado

Called “the lyrical genius of the trumpet' by the Chicago Tribune, Brad Goode is a trumpeter, bassist, drummer who has recorded on more than 100 jazz albums. Originally from Chicago, he has performed worldwide as a soloist and as a member of groups led by Jazz legends Eddie Harris, Jack DeJohnette, Curtis Fuller, Ira Sullivan and others. Brad is recognized as a master teacher of trumpet technique, and makes frequent appearances as a soloist and clinician at universities and high schools. His 18 recordings as a leader can be heard on the Delmark, Sunlight, SteepleChase and Origin labels. His latest is “The Brad Goode Quintet Featuring Ernie Watts, That’s Right!” (2018)

Brad Goode has served on the faculties of the American Conservatory of Music, New Trier High School, Cuyahoga Community College, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts and the University of Colorado Boulder, where he is currently associate professor of jazz studies.