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Aaron Goldberg


Hailed by DownBeat for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg is considered one of jazz’s most compelling pianists. He has produced five trio albums and over 80 others as a co-leader and collaborator.

After receiving awards from Berklee College of Music and DownBeat, Goldberg moved to New York City at the age of 17 to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He returned to Boston a year later to finish his degree at Harvard College, juggling his studies with performing in Boston and New York City, including a multi-year association with Betty Carter. He returned to New York City after graduation and formed his first long-standing trio featuring Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, and began touring worldwide with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

For 16 years, Goldberg has produced and performed in Jazz for America’s Future—benefit concerts for the presidential campaigns of John Kerry, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton. He is also a frequent visitor to Haiti for educational and musical projects, the co-arranger and composer of the Baby Loves Jazz collection of books and CDs, and the musical director of All Souls at Sundown, a jazz and poetry series in New York City. Goldberg is a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and William Paterson UniversityAaron Gold.