Aaron Goldberg

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Aaron Goldberg (born April 30, 1974, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American jazz pianist.

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.[1] His most recent release is Home, which continues his long-standing musical partnership with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland.[2] 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.

A piece from his album Worlds, OAM's Blues, can be found in the Sample Music folder on all Windows Vista systems. It features bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland.

Discography[edit]

Albums as leader[edit]

  • Home (2010)
  • Worlds (2006)
  • Unfolding (2001)
  • Turning Point (1999)

Albums as co-leader[edit]

  • Yes! Trio (Goldberg, Omer Avital, Ali Jackson) - Yes! (2012)
  • Aaron Goldberg & Guillermo Klein - Bienestan (2011)
  • OAM Trio - Now & Here (feat. Mark Turner) (2009)
  • OAM Trio - Live in Sevilla (feat. Mark Turner) (2003)
  • OAM Trio - Flow (2002)
  • OAM Trio - Trilingual (1999)

Albums as sideman[edit]

  • Family (2011) 3 Cohens
  • The Good Book, Chapter Two: The Book of Now (2011) Vincent Gardner
  • Deeper (2010) Maria Neckham
  • Purpose Built (2010) Michael Janisch
  • Resonance (2010) Yotam
  • Live In Paris (2009) Walter Smith III
  • Distancia (2009) Magos Herrera
  • In the Middle of It All (2009) Melissa Walker
  • Three-Five (2009) Vincent Gardner
  • The Remedy (2008) Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • Findings (2007) Benny Reid
  • On the Verge (2007) Adonis Rose
  • More To Come (2007) Jonathan Voltzok
  • Braid (2007) 3 Cohens
  • The Ancient Art Of Giving (2006) Omer Avital
  • The Things I Am (2006) Reuben Rogers
  • Emotionally Available (2006) Eli Degibri
  • In The Beginning (2003) Eli Degibri
  • In The Morning (2006) Michael Blanco
  • Can't Wait for Perfect (2006) Bob Reynolds
  • By a Thread (2006) John Ellis
  • One Foot in the Swamp (2005) John Ellis
  • Roots, Branches, and Leaves (2002) John Ellis
  • Elbow Room (2005) Vincent Gardner
  • One (2005) Chris Higginbotham
  • Unearth (2005) Jonathan Kreisberg
  • Ocean Avenue (2005) Klemens Martkl
  • Vintage (2005) Kathy Kosins
  • All Stars 10th Anniversary Tribute (2004) Fresh Sound
  • The Unquiet (2002) Matt Penman
  • Passage of Time (2001) Joshua Redman
  • Beyond (2000) Joshua Redman
  • Times Change (2001) Wayne Escoffery
  • Swingin' (2001) Mark Elf
  • Deelings (2001) Darren Barrett
  • Magali Souriau Orchestra Live at Birdland (2000) Magali Souriau
  • Live At Birdland (2000) Various Artists
  • Brand New World (2000) Jimmy Greene
  • Introducing Jimmy Greene (2000) Jimmy Greene
  • Empathy (1999) Tony Gaboury
  • The Calling (1999) Richard Boulger
  • Serendipity (1998) Gregory Tardy
  • Wham (1998) Terry Gibbs / Buddy DeFranco
  • The Justin Mullins Quintet (1998) Justin Mullens
  • El Minautauro (1996) Guillermo Klein
  • My Spirituals (1994) Bibi Black

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheridan, Tim. "Allmusic: Turning Point". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Nastos, Michael G. "Review: Home". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 April 2013. 

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