Welcome to the jazz trumpet studio at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Music!
Brad Goode earned a BM degree in trumpet at the University of Kentucky and an MM degree in bass at DePaul University. His trumpet teachers were Vincent DiMartino, Byron Baxter, Clark Terry, Chris Gekker and William Adam. He studied bass with Larry Gray, Donald “Rafael” Garrett and Carroll Crouch. Goode led his own combo in Chicago from 1985 until 1998, including a 12-year stint as leader of the house band at the Green Mill. As a cultural ambassador for Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, he led jazz groups on tours of Asia and the Middle East. He was named one of the most influential Chicagoans of the 1980s by the Chicago Tribune, who credited him as a “major catalyst in the revitalization of the Chicago jazz scene.” Read Professor Goode's full bio.