Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

Next date: Friday, April 11, 2025 | 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM


"I was immediately taken by Gordon’s contemporary musical viewpoint, the dynamics of his “Big Phat Band,” its bevy of superb soloists, and the exhilaration of its sound." - Quincy Jones

"Gordon, you’ve discovered another new way to make the best music happen. Your compositional inventiveness is still the most unique in existence. Your music shows again how unparalleled you are as a creator of the best jazz. You still lead the pack for me, and I’m humbly proud to know you and your work." - Dave Grusin

"Trying to describe the towering talents of Gordon Goodwin is one of my most frustrating but little secret pleasures. He is a gifted and creative pianist, an explosive and 'kick butt,' sax player, an arranger of absolutely no limit of musical styles and composer of some of the best (and cleverly titled) compositions ever. He is a man of exquisite musical taste. I am truly blessed to have him in my life." - Johnny Mathis

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About Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band is an 18-piece jazz band that celebrates the best of big band tradition while presenting a modern and unique sound. Gordon L. Goodwin is an American pianist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has won four Grammy Awards and three Daytime Emmy Awards and has received over twenty Grammy nominations for his compositions and arrangements.

Listeners are taken on a musical journey by Gordon’s clever and insightful arrangements. They are treated to a variety of styles, including Latin, blues, and swing, as well as classical and hard-hitting jazz.  He was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “The Incredits,” from Pixar’s film The Incredibles. The Big Phat Band’s debut on national television was on NBC’s The Other Half, hosted by Dick Clark. Their debut recording, “Swingin’ for the Fences” was awarded a prominent spot on Air Force One’s entertainment system. For their numerous appearances in Los Angeles and nationally, the Big Phat Band has received excellent critical reviews. The Big Phat Band has recorded and performed with many of the most prominent names in the entertainment business, including Madonna, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Diana Krall, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Toni Braxton, and Supertramp. The Big Phat Band has produced many jazz soloists and recording artists, such as Eric Marienthal and Wayne Bergeron, who were also nominated for a Grammy. 

Goodwin’s cinematic scoring and orchestration craft can be heard in such films as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Escape to Witch Mountain, Get Smart, Glory Road, National Treasure, The Incredibles, Remember the Titans, Armageddon, The Majestic, Con Air, Gone In 60 Seconds, Enemy of the State, Star Trek Nemesis and even the classic cult film Attack of The Killer Tomatoes. Goodwin’s soundtrack to Looney Tunes’ Bah HumDuck! – a wacky Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck riff on the classic “A Christmas Carol” – also features the Big Phat Band’s patented sound.


Thanks to our Jazz Season Sponsors and Partners

We extend our gratitude to our sponsors and partners for their generosity and support: Steinway & Sons, Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs, State of Florida Arts & Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, Panter, Panter, & Sampedro P.A., WLRN, and WDNA

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  • Friday, April 11, 2025 | 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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