BIOGRAPHY

The Sofia Goodman Group is a jazz fusion group, led by drummer and composer Sofia Goodman, based in Nashville, TN, U.S.A.  The group performs original music, as well as arrangements of tunes in the jazz genre.  Sofia had the honor of performing in a youth ensemble led by teacher and Grammy award winning artist Esperanza Spalding in Boston in 2005 and Esperanza's encouragement motivated Sofia to keep perfecting her craft. Sofia has been described as "brilliant" by Tony Rounce of Ace Records and radio host "Wildman" Steve Bronson had this to say after the group's performance at Alex City Jazz Fest:  "The surprise of the night was The Sofia Goodman Group. Excellent band, jazz-fusion fun!"  They have performed at notable festivals like The Elkhart Jazz Fest, The Alex City Jazz Fest,  USM Jazz and Blues Fest, Fort Harrod Jazz Fest (3x), West Georgia Jazz Fest, and Jazz on the Point (2x).  In 2018, the group released their debut album "Myriad of Flowers" and it has been streamed worldwide.  In 2019, the album was nominated by NIMA for Best Jazz Album. In 2020, Sofia was nominated by NIMA as Best Jazz Instrumentalist. Currently, Sofia is working on a new album and completed her Master's degree in Music Composition at Belmont University.