Richie Good's Biography:
The youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, bassist, Richie Goods got an early start playing at clubs while still attending the Pittsburgh performing arts high school, CAPA.
After graduating from the prestigious jazz program at Berklee College of Music, Goods moved to New York City, where he studied under jazz luminaries Ron Carter and Ray Brown.
Goods made a name for himself through recording and touring with a variety of jazz and popular artists ranging from Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Mulgrew Miller, Milt Jackson, the Manhattan Transfer, Lenny White, and the world famous Headhunters to Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Brian McKnight.
His lengthy discography even includes Grammy award-winning and platinum albums of Alicia Keys and Common. Most recently, Goods has become the new bass player for famed trumpeter, Chris Botti.
ABOUT RICHIE GOODS & NUCLEAR FUSION:
I have always enjoyed science and appreciated how many of its principles translate to music. One of the best examples I know of this is the principle of fusion in which separate components come together to make a powerful reaction much bigger than the individual parts.
That’s how good music should be made. And when I decided to put together my fusion jazz band, I knew I needed the right components to get that perfect balance. Each band member has been carefully selected for not only their skill but their passion for the music.
I continue to marvel at Nuclear Fusion’s eclectic sound. It ignites the stage, creating a chain reaction with the audience– a nuclear explosion! The best way I can describe what moves me as we play is that Holy Ghost feeling you get after a good sermon in church.
Just like the chemical reaction for which the band is named, the members of Nuclear Fusion create an energy that is so much more than any of us individually. That’s how good music is made!