Rich Goldstein Quartet



CitySpace's Blue Room at Old Town Hall (43 Main Street, Eastahmpton MA)

East Coast guitarist Rich Goldstein is known for his grooving hard bop style with a modern tinge. He has appeared with a wide range of musicians including, Andy Laverne, Charles Flores, Steve Davis, and Houston Person and many others at jazz venues including Birdland , the Berklee Performance Center, The Jazz Gallery, and Smalls. He has appeared at festivals such as The Atlanta jazz Fest, The Cancun Jazz Fest, and The Festival of Arts and Ideas. He has recorded as a sideman with Charles Flores, Rob Zappulla, Larry Derdeyn (Lingo), Ed Fast and Conga Bop, and Jim Argiro, as well as a number of other studio dates. As a leader Rich recorded and produced“Comin’ from Montgomery”, a tribute to the Montgomery brothers (2008), and “Effervescent.”


Presently he is working to finish a co-produced project with Jesse Hameen II (drums), Kris Jensen (Sax), and Brian Charette (organ). Rich is in demand as an educator and holds positions as professor of jazz guitar at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music ( Jackie McLean Institute), Central and Southern Connecticut State Universities, has been involved with various jazz camps including the “Litchfield Jazz Camp”, and performs a number of lectures and master classes yearly. Rich keeps a busy schedule as a jazz educator, freelance guitarist, composer and recording artist, group leader and organizer, member of the CT Guitar Society, the Jazz Society, Jazz Ed Network (Jen) and AAUP. Rich received his initial training at the Hartt school’s Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz and completed his masters in jazz studies at Purchase College in New York.


Funded in-part by the Easthampton Cultural Council / $15 Advance, $20 at the Door