Scott Goulding

photo: Valerie Trucchia

Born February 9, 1968, in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Goulding began playing drums at the age of 10 and undertook musical studies throughout his youth. His professional career began at the age of 12, appearing in clubs and concerts, playing a wide variety of music with many different acts. It was after seeing Buddy Rich perform live, that Goulding, then 16, decided to focus his studies on jazz drumming. By 1986, he had relocated to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ian Froman, Joanne Brackeen, Hal Crook, Joe Hunt, Dean Anderson, John Ramsay, and Ed Uribe. After his graduation, he has become an active international jazz performer, recording artist, and educator, currently residing in the Boston area where he teaches privately and at The Berklee College of Music. He has been the staff drummer and teaching assistant in Joanne Brackeen’s Piano Master Class at the Berklee College of Music since 1996.

Goulding has performed in New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and other cities on the East Coast and in the South at jazz clubs, concerts, clinics, tours and festivals.  His performance and recording credits include George Garzone (NYC Records), Kevin Mahogany (Grammy Award Winning Warner Bros. Recording Artist and 1999 Downbeat Winner Jazz Vocalist of the Year), Jerry Bergonzi (Double Time Records), Alan Broadbent (Charlie Haden¹s Quartet West), Howard Levy (Trio Globo, Paul Simon), Frank Tiberi (Woody Herman Band Leader), Ed Tomasi, Ricky Ford, Harvey Diamond, Stan Stickland, Ken Cervenka, Malcolm “Shorty” Jarvis, and Phil Grenadier.

He has done numerous recordings and can be heard on Tatsu Kisaragi and Jerry Bergonzi’s Power Play (Jazz Bank Polystar, Japan) Ryo Hashizume’s And Then You Heard Tales (Hao Records 428), Tatsu Kisaragi and Jerry Bergonzi’s Lazybird (King Records, Japan), Ryo Hashizume’s In A Stranger’s Hand (Hao 429), Puerto Rican piano sensation Brenda Hopkins Miranda’s Boricua on Board, Yoko Miwa’s In the Mist of Time, Tatsu Kisaragi and Jerry Bergonzi’s Deep Three (King Records), Christian Gall’s Vibes of Boston (Home Musik, Germany), Osamu Moriyama’s Invisible (Hao 431), Takeshi Asai’s Somewhere In The Universe (Hao 430), Mami Shibata’s Thinking of You, The Craig Graham Band (New World), and coming soon, Tatsu Kisaragi and Jerry Bergonzi’s Talk to Me (King Records), and Younseouk Min’s Korean major label release. Goulding was featured on the July 1996 cover of Jazz Player Magazine.

In early ’97, Goulding was on tour in Japan where he performed in concerts, festivals and clinics. He returned to Japan again for a two-month tour in May 1998, in support of Tatsu Kisaragi and Jerry Bergonzi’s Deep Three and Ryo Hashizume’s In A Stranger’s Hand. He performed and gave clinics in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, and Nara. Jazz Life Magazine in Japan wrote of Scott’s drumming in a live concert review ’…his cymbal work is articulate and smooth, his drumming sounds like nature’. In a spring 2000 tour with Jazz Vocalist Kevin Mahogany, The Springfield Union News wrote ’Goulding is a first class time-keeper contributing superbly tasty fills, scored points for subtlety by playing with fingertips’.

Goulding was the drummer for a steady weekly gig in Boston with tenor saxophone legends, George Garzone and Frank Tiberi (Woody Herman bandleader). He continues to perform with George Garzone and Frank Tiberi in clinics and concerts at the Berklee College of Music. Following in the footsteps of drumming luminaries Joe Hunt, Jorge Rossy, Jim Black, and Jeff Williams, for three years, Goulding was the drummer in the house Jazz Trio at the Four Season’s Hotel every Friday and Saturday night. Currently, he is performing around Boston four nights a week with The Yoko Miwa Trio. Goulding endorses Paiste cymbals.

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“And Then You Heard Tales” – Ryo Hashizume – Hao Records 428 – 1997
“In A Stranger’s Hand” – Ryo Hashizume – Hao Records 429 – 1998
“Somewhere In The Universe” – Takeshi Asai – Hao Records 430 – 1999
“Invisible”– Osamu Moriyama – Hao Records 431 – 2000
“Red…Black…”– Takashi Kudo – Hao Records 432 – 2002

“In the Mist of Time” – Yoko Miwa – 2000 – Contact: Yoko Miwa
“Vibes of Boston” – Christian Gall – 1999 – Contact: Christian Gall
“Boricua on Board” – Brenda Hopkins Miranda – produced by Paul Bley – 1999 – Contact: Michael Bullock
“Deep Three” Tatsu Kisaragi featuring Jerry Bergonzi – King Record KICJ 331
1998 – Contact: Tatsu Kisaragi Music – Fax (Japan): 03-3941-3223
“Thinking of You” – Mami Shibata – 1998 – Contact: Mami Shibata – Phone (Japan): 03-3752-6514
“The Craig Graham Band” – New World Records 1993