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Aaron Goldberg

For the Boston-born, New York-based Aaron Goldberg, Worlds his 2006 release on the Sunnyside label, is an encyclopedic circumnavigation of his ever-evolving musicality, which began with piano lessons at the age of seven. In high school Aaron got hooked on jazz by Bob Sinicrope of Milton Academy and continued his pursuit with saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, two master educators.

“At first improvisation was a mystery and a puzzle, but soon it became a profound inner and outer journey as life and music entwined.” After receiving awards from Berklee School of Music and DownBeat, Aaron left at age 17 for NYC. At the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in 1991 he had his first taste of jazz in the big city, and at school he met many of his current contemporaries and friends, including Omer Avital, Brad Mehldau, Roy Hargrove, Ali Jackson and others.

In 1992 he returned to Boston and enrolled at Harvard College. While at Harvard, Aaron worked with a wide variety of artists from nearby Berklee and beyond, 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 in 1993. Soon he was discovered by vocalist and first lady of jazz Betty Carter and was a founding member of her historic Jazz Ahead program.

He continued to perform at clubs around both New York and Boston, often commuting in the wee hours, and it was not long before he met Rogers and Harland. Aaron graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1996 with a degree in History and Science and a concentration in Mind, Brain and Behavior. On the weekends he held a long-time residence at Wally's Cafe in Boston, and the fall after graduation he moved to Brooklyn.

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Mar8Fri
Aaron Goldberg Trio With Matt Penman & Leon Parker
Regattabar
Cambridge, MA
$28
Mar10Sun
Aaron Goldberg Trio Featuring Leon Parker
Montgomery County Community College
Blue Bell, PA
Mar31Sun
Joshua Redman Quartet With Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers...
Sanders Theatre
Cambridge, MA
$58, 48, 37, 30
Apr2Tue
JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET
Blue Note New York
New York, NY
$30.00
Apr2Tue
JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET
Blue Note New York
New York, NY
$30.00
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JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET
Blue Note New York
New York, NY
$30.00
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JOSHUA REDMAN QUARTET
Blue Note New York
New York, NY
$30.00

Discography

At The Edge Of The World

At The Edge Of The...

Sunnyside Records
2019

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The Now

The Now

Sunnyside Records
2015

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Yes!

Yes!

Sunnyside Records
2012

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Bienestan

Bienestan

Sunnyside Records
2011

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Home

Home

Sunnyside Records
2010

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More to Come

Le Steak at Fillmore East
2009

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