"Eddie is not just another excellent saxophonist, but a highly accomplished virtuoso with an unlimited future as a performer. He loves to share his joy of music making and regularly leaves his audience amazed at his virtuosity. Founder of Youtube success “The Moanin’ Frogs” and a serious and committed pedagogue…a talent of note!!!"
Associate Professor Emeritus of Saxophone, University of Michigan
Saxophonist Edward Goodman is a versatile performer, improviser, and educator comfortable in a wide array of musical idioms.
He has received numerous awards of regional and national acclaim, including first prize in the North American Saxophone Alliance National Classical Solo Competition, 1st prize of the Society of Musical Arts Competition, winner of Michigan State University’s Concerto Competition, and winner of University of Michigan’s Concerto Competition. Goodman’s debut album with pianist Liz Ames, Liminal, has been considered “diabolically brilliant…superbly performed by two very special performers'' (Fanfare Magazine), and whose interpretations are “to become standard (The Saxophonist).”
Goodman serves as Soprano Chair, and is a co-founder of the internationally recognized saxophone sextet, The Moanin’ Frogs. They earned notoriety as winners of the Senior Winds Division of the 2018 M-Prize Competition. The ensemble enjoys having an educational and performance profile, performing for concert series, as concerto soloists, and for educational programs throughout the US and abroad. A few such performances include appearances at: The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; Strasbourg, France; concerto soloists with the United States Air Force Band of the West; and Western International Band Clinic. Other chamber ensembles Edward has performed with include the internationally acclaimed PRISM Saxophone Quartet and the award winning Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet.
As an accomplished orchestral performer, Goodman regularly has been invited to serve as principal saxophonist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and has been invited to perform in the wind sections of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Music Academy of the West Orchestra, the New World Symphony, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Goodman has been invited as a guest artist and clinician at several colleges across the country as well as internationally, including: University of Cincinnati Conservatory; Texas A&M Commerce University; University of Nevada Las Vegas; New Mexico State University; University of Oklahoma; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Conservatoire à rayonnement départemental d'Aulnay sous Bois, France. Goodman has served on the faculty of the internationally renowned Interlochen Center of the Arts Saxophone Institute along with PRISM Saxophone Quartet, and has served on the faculty for Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.
Dr. Goodman currently serves as the Associate Professor of Saxophone at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree and Master of Music Degrees in saxophone performance and improvisation from the University of Michigan, and Bachelor of Music degrees in saxophone performance and music education from Michigan State University. Edward trianed under Donald Sinta, Timothy McAllister, Andrew Biship, Joseph Lulloff and Diego Rivera.
Edward Goodman endorses Conn-Selmer, D’Addario Woodwinds, and Key Leaves products.
Soprano Saxophone: Selmer Series III Jubilee Brushed - Solid Silver Straight Neck - Mouthpiece Selmer Concept - Ishimori Solid Silver Ligature - D'Addario Reserve Reeds, 3.5
Alto Saxophone: Selmer Supreme - Mouthpiece Selmer S 90 180 - Ishimori Solid Silver Pink Gold Plated Ligature - D'Addario Grand Concert Select Reeds, 3 1/2
Tenor Saxophone: Yamaha Custom - Mouthpiece D'Addario D190 - Rovner Versa Ligature - D'Addario Reserve Reeds, 3.0+