Larry Goldings is a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger. Among jazz enthusiasts, Larry's organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart has been recognized for charting new ground, with the musicians' synergistic playing and their hard-swinging, yet very thoughtful, music. Goldings' recording talents have been sought-after by an impressive range of musicians including James Taylor, Norah Jones, Christina Aguilera, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, and Tracy Chapman. He has recorded 18 albums as a leader, hundreds more as a sideman, and has collaborated on a long-term basis with Maceo Parker, Jim Hall, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, and James Taylor.
In 2007, Goldings received a Grammy nomination (Best Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year) for his live album Trio Beyond - Saudades (ECM) with John Scofield and Jack DeJohnette. His compositions have been recorded by Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, John Scofield, Toots Thielemans, Jim Hall, Bob Dorough, Gaby Moreno, Jane Monheit, Spencer Day, Curtis Stigers, Mike Viola, Sia, and others.
Goldings recently completed scoring his first feature film "Dealin' With Idiots," written and directed by Jeff Garlin, theatrically released in July. He appears and performs in the Clint Eastwood documentary, "Johnny Mercer: The Dream's On Me." His music also graces the soundtracks of "Space Cowboys," "Proof," "The Office," and the Judd Apatow film "Funny People." Additionally, Goldings' music is frequently heard on NPR's critically acclaimed "This American Life."
Goldings' most recent recording is a solo piano record, In My Room (BFM Jazz), which explores original music and songs by iconic artists such as Brian Wilson, Joni Mitchell, and The Beatles.
Goldings just completed a two-week fellowship with 5 other composers at Skywalker Ranch, for the Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Labs. This is the first time the two organizations have collaborated to support independent filmmakers and film composers, and marks a significant expansion of the Institute's existing Composers Labs to include sound design.