JUNO award winner Jocelyn Gould has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists” by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars. Her debut release as a leader, Elegant Traveler, won a 2021 JUNO for Jazz Album of the Year: Solo. Her sophomore album, Golden Hour, reached #1 on the Canadian Earshot charts and #9 on the American College radio charts.
Jocelyn has spent the last several years touring extensively. 2023 saw Jocelyn featured in a 34 city American and Canadian solo guitar theatre tour. She also made her debut as a leader in the U.K., Spain and Israel as part of an extensive three continent tour celebrating the release of her third album, Sonic Bouquet. She will begin 2024 with a North American tour of 49 cities curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Jocelyn Gould has performed internationally in the groups of GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Freddy Cole, trumpeter Etienne Charles and DownBeat Critics Poll winner trombonist Michael Dease. She can be heard on albums led by Michael Dease, Caity Gyorgy, Jon Gordon, Diego Rivera, Randy Napoleon, and Will Bonness.
Jocelyn is endorsed by Benedetto Guitars and plays a Benedetto 16-B model.