Jocelyn Gould is a jazz guitarist based in New York City and Toronto. She cites Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery and Joe Pass as primary influences of the instrument.
Jocelyn maintains an active performance career in the U.S. and Canada. She has performed at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. She has performed internationally with Grammy nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, Trumpeter Etienne Charles and DownBeat Rising Star trombonist Michael Dease. She currently holds the guitar chair of The Gathering Orchestra, a big band based in Detroit under the directorship of bassist Rodney Whitaker. She is featured on saxophonist Diego Rivera’s album “Connections”, and recently recorded with Michael Dease and acclaimed guitarist Randy Napoleon for their upcoming albums.
Jocelyn is passionate as an educator and in August 2019 began a professorship at Humber College in Toronto as Professor of Guitar. She is recording her debut album as a leader in September 2019 on Positone Records. In August, 2018, Jocelyn won 1st place in the Wilson International Jazz Guitar Competition.
- Jocelyn Gould, Guitar and Vocals
- Mike Downs, Bass
- Mark Kelso, Drums
- Will Bonness, Piano
This performance is part of the WOMEN IN JAZZ series, sponsored by DIVA INTERNATIONAL, makers of the Diva Cup