Versatile accordionist/pianist/composer/arranger, skilled in Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classical, Rock, Pop, Reggae, Klezmer, Italian, Latin, African styles. Experienced in weddings/parties, parks and outdoor festivals, theaters and clubs; solo, duo and groups as required.
My strong suits include American and European Folk and Popular Music, including Blues, Jazz, Rock, and Pop Songs, French, Italian, Klezmer, Caribbean music; as well as selected pieces from the Classical Tradition and Novelty and Comical songs.
I do not play Oktoberfest-themed events - it is a specialty, and better left to those who are devoted.
We hired Bob to play accordion and ukulele at our daughter's 3rd birthday party and his music was delightful. All the guests enjoyed his music--and the kids loved watching him and asking questions about his instruments. Bob is very friendly, accommodating and talented, and I would highly recommend him for your event.
Price Range: $200 and up.
What to Expect
I will work with you to prepare material that fits your event, from my own extensive repertoire, or to fulfill your request. I can perform solo, in a stage or fixed position, or stroll. Generally I perform acoustic, but can amplify if needed.
I have performed outdoor events in which the audience moves (in a park setting), strolling with the crowd; I work with several bands, and can provide duo, trio or larger groups.
Brief Program Bio:
Bob Goldberg is a composer, performer and music educator, born in New York, and based in Brooklyn. He has performed and recorded with Washboard Jungle, Le Nozze di Carlo, The Corner Store Dance Company, and the BAN Radio “Orchestra”, and leads the Famous Accordion Orchestra. He has composed scores for film, dance and theater and written songs for Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. He directed the accordion ensemble for "Angels and Accordions" at Green-wood Cemetery, and has created site-specific pieces in streets, gardens, museums and subway stations. Bob has a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, an MA from Brooklyn College, and is certified in Orff-Schulwerk through the NYC Chapter.
Past Booked Events
|November 19, 2016 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 29, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
ajde jano (Balkan)
bach’s polka (Bach/Doktorski)
beautiful dreamer (Foster)
boeves psalm (Hollmer)
catacombs drone (Goldberg)
Celebrated barcarolle (Offenbach)
Don’t Pass Me By (Starkey)
down by the riverside (trad. new orleans)
fake alps march (Goldberg)
fanfare for the common man (Copland)
Go and Sit Upon the Grass (Cutler)
greek dance (Tziganoff)
I Shall Be Released (Dylan)
igela idiari beha (Tapia/Izagirre)
la mosca cioca (Goldberg)
la noye (Tiersen)
la scintilla (Gottschalk)
last rose of summer (Moore)
a little bit older and a little bit slower (Goldberg)
max (Paolo Conte)
Natural Mystic/War (Marley)
neighborhood suite (Goldberg)
NICU lullabye (Goldberg)
The Other Waltz (Goldberg)
patriots‘ march (Goldberg)
rebbe’s tantz (Schwartz)
Redemption Song (Marley)
saturday the 13th (Goldberg)
Seltzer Boy (Allan Sherman)
shout ‘em aunt tillie (Ellington)
Six of One (Goldberg)
st james infirmary (trad. new orleans)
T & C (Goldberg)
tango dei prigionieri (Goldberg)
Three Little Birds (Marley)
trans-Europe express (Hutter/Schneider)
under the bamboo tree (Cole)
wedding day waltz (Delafose)
william tell overture (Rossini)
Influences & Inspiration
Beatles, Doors, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Paolo Conte, Joseba Tapia, Naftule Brandwein, Andy Statman, Bela Bartok, JS Bach, Aaron Copland, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Guy Klucevsek, John Cage, Terry Riley, Bob Marley, Toots and the Maytals, Fela ...
will prepare on request