Larry Goldings, a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and songwriter, will perform in California State University, Dominguez Hills’ (CSUDH) annual Steinway by Starlight concert on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the University Theatre.
Steinway by Starlight showcases the university’s designation as an “All-Steinway School,” which it received from Steinway & Sons in 2014. Music majors at CSUDH learn, practice, and perform only on pianos designed by Steinway & Sons and have the opportunity to host world-class performers and master classes.
Goldings’ musical talents have been tapped by such mainstream artists as singer-songwriter James Taylor—who he has recorded and toured with since 2001— Elton John, Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Christina Aguilera. His body or work includes recording 18 albums as a leader, and hundreds as a sideman, and collaborating on a long-term basis with Maceo Parker, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, and John Scofield. Goldings’ music has also graced the soundtracks of films and television shows, and is frequently heard on NPR’s critically-acclaimed “This American Life.”
In 2007, Goldings received a Grammy nomination (Best Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year) for his live album “Trio Beyond – Saudades” (ECM) with Scofield and Jack DeJohnette. The 2014 UK Songwriting contest awarded Goldings, along with Dannielle DeAndrea and David Batteau, “Best Song” in the Jazz/Blues category for the composition, “High Dreams.”
Steinway by Starlight will open with a performance by the university’s student Jazz Band, led by Teodross Avery, assistant professor of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at CSUDH. Avery’s storied career includes performing and recording with such internationally revered artists as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, and Amy Winehouse.
Goldings will be performing with bassist David Piltch, a noted studio and stage musician who has recorded and toured with Blood Sweat & Tears and k.d. lang, and has worked with John Legend, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, and Willie Nelson.
Tickets are $20 for the general public; $10 for CSUDH faculty, staff, students, alumni and seniors (55+) with I.D. Partial proceeds will benefit the university’s All-Steinway program.
CSU Dominguez Hills is located at 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, Calif. The University Theatre is off Toro Center Drive. Click to see the campus map and directions. Parking in Lot 6 will be complimentary that evening.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit here or call (310) 243-2666.
About the Department of Music
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department of Music offers degree options in music education, general music, and music performance, which includes instrumental, voice, conducting and composition. Students in the program receive close, individualized attention from faculty members who are actively engaged, not only as educators and experts in the field of music, but as accomplished performers.
About California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Dominguez Hills, centrally located in the greater Los Angeles South Bay region, is a model urban university with a wide range of academic programming, providing accessible, high quality, and transformative education to students aspiring to succeed and thrive in a complex, global society. Since 1960, CSU Dominguez Hills has served a diverse community of learners and educators collaborating to change lives and communities for the better. A national model and laboratory for student success, the university offers a proven path to opportunity and social equity, advancing a college-focused culture in the communities it serves while providing vital resources of knowledge, talent, and leadership to the greater Los Angeles region and beyond.
Today, CSU Dominguez Hills boasts over 100,000 alumni – doctors, scientists, engineers, educators, entrepreneurs – who are leaders in education, health, technology, entertainment, public service, and business, making a difference in their fields, in people’s lives, and in their communities.