Charles Goold, is one of New York City's hardest working jazz drummers of his generation. Born to an American jazz saxophonist father and a Haitian immigrant mother, Goold has used these influences to shape his voice and message in the Jazz community.
After a short-lived pursuance in collegiate track and field at Temple University, studying communications, Goold transferred to the Berklee College of Music where unfortunately after one semester he had to withdraw for financial reasons. Deciding not give up on his dream of becoming a jazz musician Goold moved back to New York City at the age of 19 and began playing in any musical situation possible.
Finding success after years of hard work through teaching and performing, Goold auditioned and received a full scholarship, subsequently graduating from the Juilliard School. With this precious knowledge and experience handed down from his elders and pursuance of formal education, Goold has been able to perform with of the best in the jazz industry.
Goold has performed with a wide variety of acts across varying styles from Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, John Hendricks and Johnny O’Neal to rap icons Cam’Ron, Talib Kweli, and Ghostface Killah.
Goold uses these experiences to propel the sound of his group NuBopCity, a blend of Hard Bop, Hip Hop, FUnk and Afro-Carribean influences.