Friday, September 11, 2015

Five Things To Know About Aaron Goldberg

Were you there to hear pianist Aaron Goldberg tearing it up as a surprise guest with Chick Corea on Thursday night? To prep yourself for Aaron's trio performance in the Joe Henderson Lab on Sunday, here are five things you should know:
  1. He worked extensively with saxophone great Joshua Redman’s quartet, appearing on Redman’s 2000 album Beyond and 2001’s Passage of Time
  2. In addition to his five albums as a bandleader, he has recorded four as part of the collaborative OAM Trio with Israeli bassist Omer Avital and Spanish drummer Marc Miralta, and has performed with Nicholas Payton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Freddie Hubbard, Stefon Harris, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
  3. He was a founding member of late vocalist Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, which helps discover and promote promising young jazz artists. Other alumni include pianists Jason Moran, Jacky Terrasson, and Aaron Parks
  4. He attended Harvard College and graduated magna cum laude in 1996 with a concentration in Mind, Brain and Behavior, writing his thesis on scientific theories of consciousness. While still a freshman at Harvard, he received the Stan Getz/Clifford Brown Fellowship from the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)
  5. His trio with bassist Reuben Rogers and former SFJAZZ Collective drummer Eric Harland was originally formed in 1998. Appropriately, standing in for Harland at Sunday’s performance is current SFJAZZ Collective drummer Obed Calvaire
Aaron Goldberg's trio performs in the Joe Henderson Lab on Sunday, September 13 with sets at 7pm and 8:30pm. Click here for more information. 

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