A pianist with a career spanning more than 50 years is facing an uphill battle in his quest to secure the backing of an orchestra for a new project.
David Goldberger, known as the “Father of Modern Jazz,” has been working with an orchestra since the early 1960s.
His contributions have been instrumental in jazz’s rise to stardom, and he has worked with jazz legends like Miles Davis and Elton John.
However, the American Society of Composers and Authors says the composer should be recognized for his contributions to the field.
“He’s been an important voice in the field,” the society said in a statement.
“David’s musical career has seen him work with a variety of great artists including Miles Davis, Miles Calloway, and John Coltrane.”
While the association says he should be able to secure backing from a major orchestra, it says the musician’s financial situation is more complicated than most people realize.
He’s had to make some difficult decisions, and it’s been difficult for him to pay for some of his essential expenses, such as rent and his cello, the society wrote.
He has also had to pay taxes on his income that he earned while working as a musician, but the musician says he’s been able to keep his tax deductions to a minimum.
He said he needs the money now, not in the future.
He told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the current financial situation, his retirement age, and the difficulties of his finances are driving him to seek financial help.
He believes his current financial difficulties are the result of a number of factors, including the way he’s approached his career.
In the past, Goldberger has been outspoken about his work, including a 2015 interview with The New Yorker where he said he’s worked hard to make sure he “did everything I could to be paid what I was worth.”
The American Society says the composers association’s endorsement of Goldberger’s career, “reflects the esteem and appreciation that David has earned from many of his peers and friends.”