Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the-chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name worldwide as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with the finest exponents of the music. As a bandleader Aaron’s passion for swing, melody and groove has long been paired with a keen appreciation of other musical cultures, as documented on his six acclaimed trio albums and over 90 more as a co-leader and collaborator.
In addition to leading his trio, for the past 25 years Aaron has performed toured and recorded with such luminaries as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel among many others. Aaron is a faculty member at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and William Paterson University and a frequent clinician at conservatories, universities and workshops worldwide. His recently released album, “At the Edge of the World” is a new trio project featuring Matt Penman on bass and the dynamic Leon Parker on drums and body/vocal percussion. Aaron resides in New York City.