Music is the fulfillment of Richie’s destiny – it’s in his DNA. The youngest person ever inducted into the Pittsburgh Jazz Hall of Fame, bassist Richie Goods got an early start playing in church and clubs while still attending Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School. After graduating from the prestigious jazz program at Berklee College of Music, Richie moved to New York City, where he studied under jazz legends Ron Carter and Ray Brown.
Richie credits jazz luminary Mulgrew Miller for helping him hone his jazz skills early in his career. Richie toured and recorded with Mulgrew for nine years. That opportunity brought Richie to the attention of many in the jazz community and afforded him the opportunity to record and tour with a variety of jazz and popular artists ranging from the Headhunters, Lenny White, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Milt Jackson, Russell Malone, Vincent Herring, the Manhattan Transfer and Walter Beasley to Brian McKnight, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera.
Richie’s lengthy discography also includes Grammy award-winning and platinum albums of Alicia Keys and Common. Richie also toured with Grammy-winning trumpeter, Chris Botti for 5 plus years.
Richie received critical acclaim for his first recording with Nuclear Fusion –“Richie Goods & Nuclear Fusion Live at the Zinc Bar” (2009), which was followed by “THREE RIVERS” in 2015., He then recorded “My Left Hand Man – A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller" with THE GOODS PROJECT. A self-produced tribute to his mentor, it spent 36 weeks on the JazzWeek charts in 2020, 8 in the top 20. Richie’s reputation as a producer is on the rise after his projects, “The Path” and “We Three Kings” with Richie and vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu. Richie continued his collaboration with Chien Chien on their latest recording, CONNECTED, released in January, 2023.