Morris Goldberg

Morris Goldberg's Biography

Morris Goldberg was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He came to New York to study at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received both bachelor's and master's degrees.

Goldberg has worked and toured with Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, and Harry Belafonte, among many others. He also recorded for Paul Simon on the Graceland album, playing soprano sax and the pennywhistle solo on "You Can Call Me Al". He also served as the woodwind specialist on The Rosie O'Donnell Show for the six years it ran. Every morning, the show would open with a shot of his Yamaha alto saxophone's bell. In addition, he played for many artists including Tony Bennett and Phil Collins.

Goldberg formed his own group called Ojoyo, which specializes in South African flavored jazz - Safrojazz. The group has recorded three albums of original music, and played at many Jazz festivals and clubs throughout the United States with Hugh Masekela.

He teaches at the Ross School in East Hampton, New York, and performs around the New York City and Long Island area.

Morris Goldberg's Gear
Morris Goldberg

Gear List

YAS-875 YSS-875 YFL-581