The Jazz Kings  Band Bios Substitutes

Although the band members sometimes change out of necessity, the direction of the band will always remain the same and that is to create a performance experience that while jazz-oriented, is able to be appreciated and enjoyed by everybody.

Matthew Brown - is our "7th" member and loves joining the Jazz Kings to help out as a percussionist/guitarist and is a fabulous roadie and sound technician.  His enthusiasm & passion on stage adds good old fashioned cheeky showbiz to any set and he also happens to be the husband of our singer Nicole Parker Brown.  


Matt is also a great drummer with years of professional stage experience across most musical genres. Like all Jazz lovers....the lyrics, stories, melodies & respect to the great songs has him hooked. 

Richard Goldner began playing drums professionally by the age of 15, studying music from an early age initially including piano and saxophone as well as the drums.  He has studied with New York drummer Mel Lewis and with Sydney based drummer Laurie Bennett at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.  Career Credits, Shows, tours and artists have included

·        Jacki Love / Chelsea Brown / Comedian / Col Elliot / Simon Gallaher / Judith Durham

·        American 60’s Rock & Roll group “The Diamonds” / Wickety Wak Show / Barry Crocker

·        Normie Rowe / Colleen Hewitt / The Ed Wilson Band / Australian Jazz

·        Vocalist Trudy Kerr and American R&B singer/songwriter Paul B Allen III (The Platters)

Richard has a Diploma of Music Industry – Technical Production and doubles as our sound engineer when required