Harry Gold is a bay area blues and jazz guitarist, pianist, arranger and singer who has performed all over the United States, and Europe.

For the last 9 years Harry has developed and directed the music program at Holden High School in Orinda, CA.  He also works as an Adjunct Professor at Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  He teaches classes in Score Preparation, and Arranging for their Film Composition, and Sound Design Programs.

Harry is also an Avid Certified Instructor, and teaches classes in Pro Tools and Sibelius.  He is very excited to be heading up an audio engineering program at Holden High.

Besides performing and teaching, Harry has been a working as a luthier, repairing and building guitars for over a decade.

Harry holds a Bachelor of Music from the California Jazz Conservatory.

He gives private lessons on guitar and piano to students of all experience levels.


The Blues Workshop

Introducing the Blues Workshop!

A 6-week workshop series out of berkeley.
Learn to incorporate the nuances of the masters into your playing – from doubling the bass over a shuffle in the style of Buddy Guy, to combining major and minor pentatonic scales in the style of B.B. King and T-Bone Walker. Learn new ways to pace your solos to create tension and release. You’ll learn to reuse the concepts and musical elements to expand your musical foundation and enhance your ability, whether you’re trying to bring a blues sound to your playing or add more depth and feel to any other style.
Each week, we’ll break down an artist, looking at a few of their songs and solos in a short workshop. Afterwards there is an open jam, where we can work on applying those concepts in real situations. Every other week there will be a guest host, who will offer their perspective, and stick around for the jam portion.
For information of the next 6-week workshop series, Feel free to sign up below!

Odds and Ends:
  • Back-line is provided, just bring your axe, or sticks.
Back-line includes:
  • a pa with monitor
  • 2 guitar tube amps
  • a baby grand piano
  • a nord keyboard with amp
  • 1 bass amp
  • 1 Grestch catalina club drum set


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Harry Gold Octet

Some clips of the Harry Gold Octet’s “A Few of My Favorite Things” concert.

Harry Gold presents original arrangements and compositions with his new 8-piece band. The Harry Gold Octet is a group immersed in the American songbook, with some Blues, Country and RnB peppered in.

The Harry Gold Octet features:

Harry Gold – Guitar, Vox, Arrangements
Jenelle Roccaforte – Bass
Colin Hogan – Organ
Adam Wilson – Drums
Tom Pagano – Trumpet
Patrick Malabuyo – Trombone
Sky Miller – Tenor Saxophone
Isaac Narell – Baritone Saxophone

“Hide Nor Hair” by Ray Charles

“In a sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington

“Don’t Try to Explain” by Keb Mo

“She Thinks I Still Care” by George Jones

“Jealous Guy” by John Lennon