Alan Pasqua, Peter Erskine, John Goldsby

The Alan Pasqua Trio, with Peter Erskine & John Goldsby — WDR Jazzfest, Gütersloh Feb. 1, 2018






Steinway & Sons Köln, Jazz & Talk Concert Series — Hosted by John Goldsby



Steinway Köln – Jazz & Talk Piano & Kontrabass Duo Konzerte Hosted by bassist John Goldsby

Termine Frühjahr 2018

10.01.18 Simon Nabatov (Köln) 19:30

28.02.18 Christian Elsässer (München)

21.03.18 Laia Genc (Köln)

18.04.18 Billy Test (New York, USA)

13.06.18 Jeb Patton (New York, USA)

Wir laden Sie herzlich ein zu unseren Veranstaltungen bei Steinway & Sons in Köln. Da die Anzahl der Sitzplätze begrenzt ist, bitten wir um frühzeitige Reservierung:

Tel. 0221 272 318 – 70

Eintritt €15

Steinway & Sons Köln

Hohenstaufenring 57a

50674 Köln



Steinway & Sons Köln, Jazz & Talk Concert Series 2017

Here’s some info and a little video presenting the outstanding roster for the 2017 edition of my “Jazz & Talk” concert series at Steinway & Sons, Cologne. It’s a very nice vibe and atmosphere — come by and check it out! *** John ***





The Upright Bass Handbook

Welcome to The Upright Bass Handbook — a great starting point for beginning and intermediate bass players.



“Plant Bassed” by Marshall Gilkes (from the Grammy-nominated album “Köln”)

Marshall Gilkes “Vesper” (Grammy-nominated for Best Instrumental Composition)

Here’s the great trombonist, composer and bandleader Marshall Gilkes, leading the WDR Big Band. His composition “Vesper” is nominated for a Grammy in the category “Best Instrumental Composition.”






Scales and Modes – a Practice Method

This video corresponds to my article in the March issue of Bass Player Magazine. But, watch and learn! Of course you can understand the material without reading the article:




John Goldsby Interview

From the nice folks at



John Goldsby – Peter Leitch Duo: ‘Solar’ (1992)

Here’s a ‘new’ old video for you. Peter Leitch and I played at William Peterson College back in 1992 for their Jazz Room concert series. I just ran across this cut, our version of “Solar.”



Let It Snow!

Here’s some more holiday cheer from four members of the WDR Big Band, Koeln.

  • Ludwig Nuss – trombone
  • Karolina Strassmayer – alto saxophone
  • Hans Dekker – drums
  • John Goldsby – bass

“Let It Snow” (Sammy Cahn & Julie Styne, arrangement John Goldsby)
ARD Morgen Magazin, Dec. 17 2013