Aaron Goldberg

Tuesday / February 28, 2012 / 12:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
United States

Aaron Goldberg is a pianist and composer performing at the vanguard of jazz music. His working trio features two of the finest musicians of his generation, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland.

In addition to performing and recording with his trio, Goldberg has spent the last 15 years touring with many of the most brilliant voices in jazz—Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Nicholas Payton, Al Foster, Kurt Rosenwinkel, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and Madeleine Peyroux, among others. His most recent album on the Sunnyside Records label is a co-led project with critically-acclaimed Argentinian composer Guillermo Klein, entitled Bienestan (2011). His prior two albums as a leader on Sunnyside are Home (2010) and Worlds (2006), both exhibiting the sensitivity and dynamism of his longstanding trio along with very special guests. His first recording under his own name, Turning Point, was released on the J Curve label in 1999, followed by Unfolding in 2002. As a co-leader Aaron has recorded four albums with the OAM Trio.

As a sideman and collaborator Goldberg appears on more than 70 albums with artists ranging from Terry Gibbs to Mark Turner. Goldberg has also co-composed and recorded a series of educational CDs for children entitled Baby Loves Jazz, and in 2004 and 2008 he produced Jazz for America's Future and Jazz for Obama, historic fundraising concerts for U.S. Senator John Kerry and President Barack Obama respectively.