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Aaron Goldberg Trio


10.12. | 10h | ZZClub

Aaron Goldberg releases The Now on Sunnyside Records featuring his working trio with bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland
Special guest Kurt Rosenwinkeln on "One Life"
Out on november 20 in Europe and January 20, 2015 in North America

Aaron Goldberg is a pianist and composer performing at the vanguard of jazz music.

Aaron was born in Boston and got already hooked on jazz in high school. He studied at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music as well as Harvard College where he graduated in 1996 magna cum laude with a degree in History and Science and a concentration in Mind, Brain and Behavior. He early received awards from Berklee College of Music, DOWNBEAT Magazine and won the International Association of Jazz Educators’ prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship award as well as first place in National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Recognition and Talent Search. He was quickly discovered by vocalist and first lady of jazz Betty Carter and was a founding member of her historic Jazz Ahead program. From young age on he played with famous jazz players around the world such as Omer Avital, Brad Mehldau, Peter Bernstein, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Mark Turner, Al Foster, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nicholas Payton, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Madeleine Peyroux--among others.

Aaron’s long and impressive list of recorded credits as a collaborator includes over 75 cds with a diverse stylistic spectrum of artists, ranging from Guillermo Klein to Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco, from Magos Herrera to Eli Degibri. His first recording as a leader, Turning Point, was released on the J Curve label in 1999, followed by Unfolding in 2002, before he began his current association with Sunnyside Records. Aaron is also a member of the OAM Trio, which recorded Trilingual (1999) and Flow (2002) for the Fresh Sound/New Talent label as well as two collaborations with saxophonist Mark Turner: an studio project entitled Now and Here (2010) on Karonte Records and the acclaimed Live in Sevilla (2003) on Lola Records.

Aaron is also an invited clinician at jazz workshops, universities and conservatories worldwide, as well as a member of the instrumental faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He the co-arranger/composer (with John Ellis) of the Baby Loves Jazz series of books and cds, and the musical director of All Souls at Sundown, a jazz and poetry series in NYC. In 2010 Aaron received a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Tufts University.

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