Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalGabrielle Goodman
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A vocal artist, composer, and educator, Gabrielle Goodman has toured the world providing backing vocals for such legendary artists as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Freddie Jackson, and Bryan Ferry. She has also recorded two critically acclaimed CDs on the JMT/Verve Polygram label. The CDs, entitled Travelin' Light and Until We Love, feature a line-up including Christian McBride, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Bartz, Gary Thomas, and Kevin Eubanks, to name a few. The Peabody Conservatory graduate has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Syracuse Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Tokyo-based Yamayuri Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Goodman cowrote the ASCAP Award-winning R&B hit "You Can Make the Story Right," which appears on Chaka Khan's Grammy Award-winning CD The Woman I Am. She has also written for Roberta Flack and several of the compositions on her own Verve CDs. She sings pop, funk, jazz, and gospel music with amazing delivery and has worked with some of the best in the business. Goodman is currently an associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music.