Elegant Jazz Piano Aaron Goldberg began his artistic journey in Boston by falling in love with jazz at 14. He spent a year at The New School in NYC and graduated from Harvard in 1996. Invited at 18 to join vocal icon Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, he subsequently toured extensively with Joshua Redman, Al Foster, Wynton Marsalis and Kurt Rosenwinkel. As a bandleader Aaron’s passion for swing, melody and groove is paired with a keen appreciation of other musical cultures. His vision has been captured in a series of trio discs with Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, as well as an upcoming project featuring Matt Penman and Leon Parker. Aaron maintains an active interest in education and the role of music in society. He received a Masters in Philosophy from Tufts in 2010, and produced/ performed in Jazz for America’s Future, prominent fundraising concerts for the presidential campaigns of Kerry, Obama, and Clinton. He is also a frequent visitor to Haiti for a variety of educational and musical projects.