Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
Noted by DownBeat 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 as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein, and many more. On his most recent release, At the Edge of the World, Goldberg reunites with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Leon Parker. Jazz has a way of summoning that kind of spirit from musicians, and Goldberg knows exactly how to capture it, surrounding himself with kindred spirits in pursuit of the highest expression. He and the trio embody the best of what jazz can be today: the ability to speak from deep within the tradition while putting their own collaborative imprint upon it. On this concert date, Goldberg will be joined by bassist Mat Penfield and drummer Mark Whitfield, Jr.