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Dr. Emmett Goods

Trombonist and Educator

​Dr. Emmett Goods is a trombonist and Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Rhode Island.  He has been performing around the East Coast for over 25 years.

Dr. Emmett Goods
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Short Biography

As a performer Emmett has shared the stage with a wide variety of artists crossing over multiple genres. In the jazz arena he has shared the stage with Dr. Billy Taylor, Eddie Harris, Louie Bellson, Avery Sharpe, Wycliffe Gordon, Roger Humphries among others. In the area of Pop music he has performed with the Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight. Latin music is a specialty and as such he has performed with the likes of Ismael Miranda, Kevin Caballo, Domingo Quinnones, Tony Vega and Yomo Torro.   He is also a member of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra and leads his own band the Latin Jazz Project.
Emmett has recorded with artists such as the Latin Heartbeat Orhestra’s, El Camino (2021), Jennifer Holliday, The Song is You (2014, Shanicie). Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Destined for Greatness (2009). Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective, The Water Brought Us, (2008). Donnie McClurkin, Demo (2007). These just highlight some of the great studio work Dr. Goods has done.


Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Hartt School of Music

Master of Music in Jazz Studies, Georgia State University

Doctor of Music Arts in Trombone Performance, West Virginia University

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