Guitarist Jonathan Goldberger spent most of his youth on the outskirts of the Everglades in Florida. From there he migrated west to the Rockies where he studied with musical guru Art Lande and played and toured with the cult spacey/bluesy Fat Mama. He found his way to Brooklyn in 2001 where he has worked extensively in both the music and film worlds. Goldberger has composed and produced music for two award-winning feature films, Trans and The Hawk is Dying. He performs and tours with artists and bands including Red Baraat, Jim Black (John Zorn's Bagatelles...including a performance at the Village Vanguard), and Joe Russo (Hooteroll, etc) among many others. Recent recordings include the acoustic collective Surface to Air, Chris Lightcap’s Superette (with Nels Cline and John Medeski), Red Baraat, and his own album Visitors (with JP Schlegelmilch and Jim Black), one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Jazz Albums of 2018.

Jonathan uses D'addario strings & accessories

old and new projects:

jp schlegelmilch / jonathan goldberger / jim black - (2018 - visitors)

chris lightcap’s superette (with john medeski, nels cline, dan reiser, curtis hasselbring) (2018 - superette)

red baraat (2015 - livewire), (2017 - bhangra pirates), (2018 - together we sound)

jim black guitar quartet (plays john zorn's bagatelles) (with Keisuke Matsuno, Simon Jermyn, Jim Black )

joe russo's hooteroll? + Plus! (with erik deutsch, dave harrington, kevin kendrick, stuart bogie, jordan mclean)

jacob garchik's ye olde (with brandon seabrook, mary halvorson, vinnie sperrazza) (2015 - ye olde)

adam hopkins sextet (with devin gray, josh sinton, anna webber, ed rosenberg) (2018 - crickets)

surface to air (with jonti siman, rohin khemani) - (2012 - surface to air)

chris lightcap's super bigmouth (with craig taborn, tony malaby, chris cheek, gerald cleaver, dan reiser, curtis hasselbring)

brian drye's bizingas (with ches smith, kirk knufke) - (2010 - bizingas), (2015 - eggs up high)

jeff davis band (with eivind opsvick, kris davis, tony barba, kirk knuffke) (2010 - we sleep outside)

brian adler's shankar (with rob jost, matt moran, santiago leibson)

laushaus (with kyle sanna, mathias kunzli, todd sickafoose)

anna webber quartet (jeff davis, michael bates)

scary burton  (with jeff davis, kevin kendrick, dave driewitz)

matt mitchell's sprees 12tet

denver general (with jeff davis, kirk knuffke)

shoko nagai's tAKE’N sHADOW (with todd reynolds, stomu takeishi, jim black)

a big yes and a small no (with kevin kendrick, jonti siman, joe russo, erik deutsch)

todd sickafoose's tiny resisters

jacob wick's hungry cowboy (with briggan krauss, mike pride)

sarah manning's harmonious creature (eyvind kang, rene hart, jerome jennings)

jason mears band (with angie sanchez, kevin farrell, harris eisenstadt)

anais mitchell's hadestown

harris eisenstadt's woodblock prints

josh sinton's holus bolus

nels andrews 

david berkeley

erik deutsch band

adam klipple's organ soul explosion (with keith carlock, chris tarry)

collapse quartet (ty citerman, yoshie fruchtor, eyal moaz)

edison woods

john madof's zion80

ted poor's mt varnum 

josh roseman group

aj roach and the machines of the pleistocene

taylor haskins group

marcelo lupis' love songs for robots 

adam klipple's sneak

tim kuhl's doomsayer

mistaken indemnity (with jim black, todd sickafoose)

put a motor in yourself (jp schlegelmilch, juan pablo carletti) 

andrew dangelo/curtis hasselbring big band

dave treut's clarify

ursa minor

carl testa's static

american babies

sam mickens' ecstatic showband & revue

briggan kraus' hungry ghosts

ryan snow's pull

we will build you (with jason rigby and rich johnson)

jonathan moritz's amalgam

aaron siegel's where from here

debug (with andrew d'angelo, aaron siegel)

fat mama

rodriguez (sugarman!)

ron miles

art lande

claire burson

leni stern