About
Larry Goldings is a Grammy-nominated pianist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger. Among jazz enthusiasts, Goldings' organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart has been recognized for charting new ground, with synergistic playing and hard-swinging yet thoughtful music. Goldings' talents have been sought-after by an impressive range of musicians including James Taylor, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Tracy Chapman, Ricki Lee Jones, Charlie Haden, Steve Gadd, Herbie Hancock, Sia, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, and Leon Russell.

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, and John Scofield. Goldings has been recording and touring with iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor since 2001, and is the featured musician on Taylor's One Man Band CD/DVD.

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, 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, with its theatrical release 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 release is In My Room (BFM Jazz), a solo piano album exploring original music and songs by iconic artists such as Brian Wilson, Joni Mitchell, and The Beatles.

The Sundance Institute Film Music Program recently selected Goldings to participate as a fellow in its one week documentary film lab in Sundance, Utah, and its two week feature film music lab. The feature film lab, held for the first time at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, is the first time the two organizations have joined to support film composers and marks a significant expansion of the Composers Lab to include sound design.