This year marks drummer Bill Goodwin's fiftieth as a professional musician. During the past 35 years, he's performed with, recorded with and produced albums for legendary alto saxophonist Phil Woods in addition to working with Bill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Gary Burton and Keith Jarrett. Goodwin also played on Tom Waits's 1975 album Nighthawks at the Diner, which was one of his favorite gigs, he says. In recent years, the timekeeper has been teaching at William Paterson University's jazz studies program, which is directed by pianist Mulgrew Miller. For his upcoming two-night stand at Dazzle, Goodwin will be joined by New York-based saxophonist Adam Neiwood, with whom he's collaborated for the last decade; trumpeter Ron Miles; bassist Ken Walker; and Goodwin's son, Max, better known in these parts as DJ Klaw.
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April 10-11, 7 & 9 p.m., 2009