Blues, Ellington, Brazil, Ray Charles, Originals: Eddy Goltz Jazz Navigators groove in varied settings around the world: festivals, clubs, shows and more. Goltz (guitar/piano/vocals/composer) studied in Oberlin USA with Wendell Logan, Thad Jones, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Roland Hanna, Leroy Jenkins, Betty Carter and Abe Laboriel. He also had classes with Barry Harris, Christopher Parkening, Jeff Van, Leo Brauwer and Ramnad Ragavan, also exploring Indian Music, Flamenco and Fado and earning a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Minnesota in 1982. Goltz played solo and in big bands, from Afro-Cuban or ethnic to operas or orchestral productions in the USA, Canada, Turkey, Morocco, Brazil, Indonesia, southern and East Africa, the Caribbean, Holland, Italy, Spain and also Portugal, his home for 20 years. He conducted the premiere of "100 Years of George Gershwin" and "Hommage to Louis Armstrong" at Lisbon EXPO, played with the Metropolitan, Gulbenkian and Portuguese Symphony Orchestras, and taught at the Luso-German School, Madrid’s Taller de Musicos, Angra Conservatory and JZ School in Shanghai.
Navigators aside, Goltz played with David Murray, Ute lemper, Placido Domingo, Tito Paris, Jacinta, Mario Laginha, Maria João, Helio Delmiro, Dulce Pontes, Jose Cid, Angela Hagenbach, Sanford Moore, JD Steele, Bill Goodwin, the Havana Jazz Big Band and Zambomba-- and in China with Carol Chang, Theo Croker, Coco Zhao, Huang JianYi, Boyana Walsh, Peng Fei, Tinho Pereira, Willow Neilson, Buddha, Alice Day, Donald Jackson, Kathy Lamar, Andy Hunter, Bill Heid, Alec Haavek, Gilbert Kuppusami, Playerz Gotta Play, Rolf Becker and the late Ernesta Dunbar and Sugar Mama.
Goltz’s Jazz Navigators have included musicians like Andre Dequech, Tahina Raz, Laurent Filipe, Mark Holen, Rao Kyao, Carlos Vieira, Wink Pettis, and Sean Higgins. Called a “great jazz guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar, Goltz recorded his own World-Jazz DVD in Shanghai, available online.