Jazz Pianist, Composer
Who is Aaron Goldberg?
Goldberg began studying piano at age seven and studied under Bob Sinicrope of Milton Academy and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi. In 1991 he studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music before enrolling at Harvard University, where he won the International Association of Jazz Educators' Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship award and became a member of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead program.
After graduating from Harvard in 1996, he performed as a sideman and is most associated with saxophonist Joshua Redman. In 2005 and 2006, Aaron toured and recorded with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel, appearing on Rosenwinkel's album The Remedy: Live at the Village Vanguard. In 2005 he toured South America with Madeleine Peyroux and spent 6 months performing with the Wynton Marsalis quartet as well as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
Goldberg's debut album as a leader was Turning Point. His most recent release is Home, which continues his long-standing musical partnership with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland. In 2004, Goldberg organized Jazz for America's Future, an historic fundraising concert for Sen. John Kerry; in 2008 and 2012 he organized Jazz For Obama, similar fundraising efforts for President Obama. Goldberg received a Master's in Analytic Philosophy from Tufts University, working under Daniel Dennett in 2010. Goldberg currently lives in Brooklyn.
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