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Jeff Golub
Number of songs: 5 | Total weeks on charts: 62
Appearing in a total number of: 5 charts | Total period running: 426 days

Jeff Golub (April 15, 1955 - January 1, 2015) was an American jazz guitarist. Golub was a contemporary jazz guitarist with 12 solo albums and three CDs as the leader of the instrumental band, Avenue Blue. Before becoming an instrumentalist, Golub worked as a sideman to a number of successful rock and pop artists. 
He was arguably best known for his work with Rod Stewart, with whom he played from 1988 until 1995 performing on four albums and five world tours, as well as recording the live DVD, One Night Only, at the Royal Albert Hall. 

Born in Copley, Ohio, outside of Akron, Golub started playing by emulating 1960s blues rock guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix. Then, following up on the artists that these musicians cited as their inspiration, he delved deeper into the blues listening to Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, plus B.B., Albert, and Freddie King. 

Golub was in his teens when he first heard a Wes Montgomery record. This moment set him on a whole new course which led him to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. While in Boston he played in The James Montgomery Band. From Boston, Golub moved to New York in 1980 where his first major gig was with Billy Squier. Golub appeared on seven albums and three world tours with Billy. He released his first solo recording, Unspoken Words for Gaia Records in 1988, but really embraced his role as band leader and instrumentalist with the release of Avenue Blue in 1994 for Mesa Bluemoon/Atlantic Records. 

Golub was a member of Dave Koz & The Kozmos, the house band of The Emeril Lagasse Show. 

In June 2011, Golub became blind due to collapse of the optic nerve. 

In September 2012, Golub fell on the tracks of a subway but was saved by Good Samaritans. Golub was brought to New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center with minor injuries. He was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy in November 2014, and died of the disease on January 1, 2015. 

1988 – Unspoken Words 
1994 – Avenue Blue 
1996 – Naked City 
1997 – Nightlife 
1997 – Six String Santa 
1999 – Out of the Blue 
2000 – Dangerous Curves 
2002 – Do It Again 
2003 – Soul Sessions 
2005 – Temptation 
2007 – Six String Santa 
2007 – Grand Central 
2009 – Blues for You 
2011 – The Three Kings 
2013 – Train Keeps A Rolling 
2015 - The Vault
Sources:, Wikipedia

Jeff Golub in the news
Rick Braun, World-Renowned Jazz Musician, Raises Over $90,000 For Autism School (06/11/2019) 14 Years Of Tradition: Earl Klugh's Weekend Of Jazz At The Broadmoor (16/12/2016)
Jazz Royalty "Open Up" "The Vault" To Help Departed Friend's Family (01/04/2015) New Yorkers Come To Golub's Aid One Final Time (14/01/2015)
Marquee Concerts Presents: "Friends Of Jeff Golub All-Star Benefit Concert" At B.B. Kings Blues Club & Grill On January 21, 2015 (19/12/2014) Steve Ferrone And Friends Live With Tracktion 5 (23/07/2014)
Guitarist Jeff Golub Returns Triumphantly With "Train Keeps A Rolling," A Soul-jazz Album With Keyboardist Brian Auger (14/08/2013) Jazz Jackpot: Jazz And Soul Stars To Light Up The City Of Lights (09/08/2013)
"Train Keeps A Rolling" For Spirited Guitarist Jeff Golub (18/07/2013) Mike MacArthur: Moving Away From The Kids' Table (05/06/2013)
"Feels Like Home" Thanks To Saxman MacArthur's Friends (26/03/2013) 23rd Annual Jazz Festival Returns To Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (11/10/2012)
Soul-Jazz Saxophonist Boney James Set To Make "Contact" With Atlanta On August 31, 2012 (26/06/2012) Smooth Jazz Meets Sun, White Sand, And Fun At 2012 Seabreeze Jazz Festival In Panama City Beach, Fl April 18-22nd (27/03/2012)
Seabreeze Jazz Festival To Showcase Top Names In Smooth Jazz In Exciting Weekend Of Stellar Entertainment Coming April 18th-22nd In Panama City Beach! (01/03/2012)
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