Miami-based session musician and arranger Andy Goldman began playing as a teen, when he received his first guitar as a gift from his brother; his debut public performances came as a member of his family group, the Show Stoppers. After high school, he formed the band Drew T., later joining the alternative-rock unit Slang. Goldman's greatest success, however, came as a session player on recordings from some of the South Florida area's top performers, including Gloria Estefan ("Everlasting Love," "Love on a Two-Way Street," "Traces" and "Reach") and Jon Secada ("Where Do I Go From You," "Take Me," and "Good Feeling"). He also worked on the scores for the films The Specialist and The Hour Glass. Tragically, Goldman died on February 12, 1996, just as his career was taking flight; he was only 32 years old.
Share this page