John maintains a busy recording and performance schedule with the WDR Big Band, plus concerts as leader of his own groups, and as a sideman. 

Terry Clarke, Martin Sasse, John Goldsby
Jun 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Terry Clarke, Martin Sasse, John Goldsby @ King Georg

Yeah … I’m reuniting with my buddy on drums, the fantastic Terry Clarke! I used to play with Terry in all kinds of situations—with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Helen Merrill, and many others. After all these years, it will be a swinging affair to make music with Terry again. See you there in person, or online!

Bastian Stein Quartet — King Georg — Live Stream!
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Bastian Stein Quartet — King Georg — Live Stream! @ King Georg

I know … The website says Matthias Akeo Nowak is playing, but he’s not. It’s yours truly! I’m thrilled to play with this great quartet!


27.06.2023 19:30 Jazz-Club Concert Stream

Bastian Stein/ Simon Seidl/ John Goldsby/ Jonas Burgwinkel


Bastian Stein (trumpet), Jonas Burgwinkel (drums), John Goldsby (bass), Simon Seidl (piano) This quartet brings together four musicians from the Cologne scene who have been making music together in different projects for many years. All of them are represented internationally in a wide variety of bands and are in great demand as performers and bandleaders. On this evening, for once, they will not be presenting their own music, but the musical template will come largely from the Great American Songbook. This has a special charm, because with this composition of soloists, there are no limits to the interpretation. So you can expect an exciting journey in which traditional pieces are interpreted in a contemporary way.


Rhodius Academy — Burg Namedy — Bass Workshop
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Rhodius Academy — Burg Namedy — Bass Workshop @ Schloß Burg Namedy
Samstag, 29. Juli 2023

18:00 Uhr | Eintritt 20,00€ Förderkreis 17,00€

Open-Air Jazzkonzert

Rhodius Akademie

John Goldsby | Kontrabass

Tomoko Takahashi | Piano

Christine Hoock  | Gast

Ystad Jazz Festival, Sweden
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ystad Jazz Festival, Sweden @ Ystad Saltsjöbad

Pelle ”Trazan” Jonasson – drums
John Goldsby (US/DE) – double bass
Joanna Pascale (US) – vocals
Olaf Polziehn (DE) – piano
Johan Hörlén (SE/DE) – alto sax