Tiffany Goode is a passionate/talented “trumpetiste” born in Richmond, Virginia and currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her love affair with music and the trumpet at 10 years of age. During her formative years of high school and college, Tiffany had the privilege of studying under her mentors, Tuscan Jasper and Bob Ransom, two professional jazz trumpet players. She received a B.S. Degree in Music from Hampton University in Audio Engineering, and has since received a professional certification in, “Producing Music for Film and TV”, from Berklee College of Music.
She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Ethnomusicology from Liberty University. Tiffany had the opportunity to work with Teddy Riley at Future Studios in Virginia Beach for several years before starting her own independent studio and label.
Her music has been featured in several independent films including “Joy Road”, ” Every Scar & Dimple” and “Break/Fast”. As an avid jazz student and lover, she has been influenced by many jazz trumpeters including Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, Roy Hargrove, Terence Blanchard, Clora Bryant, Valaida Snow, Ernestine “Tiny” Davis and Cynthia Robinson.
Tiffany earned the distinct honor for depicting “Sly and The Family Stone” co-founder, trumpet player and horn arranger, Cynthia Robinson, in season two of “American Soul” on BET. She also had several other minor television roles.
Although she loves straight ahead jazz, Tiffany enjoys fusing jazz with her other musical influences like reggae, hip-hop, to create her own sound. Tiffany also plays with Orchestra Noir, Westside Winds Jazz Orchestra and Peachtree Symphonic Winds. She is the lead trumpet, band manager, and co-founder of Sol Rizing Band, Atlanta’s only all-female Reggae band.
Tiffany released her Debut album, “Today Was A Goode Day”, on April 17th, 2020 under her independent label “Goode Stuff Entertainment Records.” “Today Was A Goode Day” has been the number one album on Bandcamp in Atlanta for Modern Jazz for over 26 weeks. It held the overall number one jazz album in Atlanta on Bandcamp for 19 weeks. It also held the #1 Fusion Jazz album position for 21 weeks on Bandcamp in Atlanta. The album had the privilege of topping out on the National Bandcamp charts at the #3 spot for Modern Jazz and the #10 spot for all Jazz.
In her lifetime, Tiffany performed on stage with notable musicians including the Count Basie Orchestra, Tito Puente Jr., Myrna Clayton, Pato Banton, Jesse Royal, Jah9, SaRoc and Derrick ‘Hott Soss’ Cummings. She produced music for Emmy nominated and Pro-Max Award Winning Spoken Word Artist, Jon Goode, as well as Emmy nominated Spoken Word Artist and Musician, Liza Garza.
Tiffany has a passion for giving back to her community with her after-school music program “Bringing Arts Back” which exposed many under-served young players to music and music theory. She is excited to launch her 2021 new initiative aimed to provide access for minority girls to brass instruments called “Brown Girls Buzz.”
She also was recently featured in “Rolling Out Magazine” and had the privilege and honor to be featured in, and on the cover, of “Wherdzmyth” Magazine. You can follow/contact Tiffany via links below.
IG: @LIFESGOODE, TWITTER: @LIFESGOODE, TiffanyGoode@aol.com