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The Outstanding Jazz Pianist Aaron Goldberg Plays the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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Our guest on this installment of ST is the widely celebrated NYC-based jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg (born in Boston in 1974), whose playing has been tagged by The New York Times as "versatile and impressive, and he swings hard.... [He's a] sharp young pianist with a superb rhythm section." He has been active on the national/international jazz scene since the early 1990s, playing with everyone from Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, and Terry Gibbs, to Joshua Redman, Mark Turner, Ali Jackson, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. Goldberg will be leading a first-rate trio --- with Gregory Hutchinson on drums and Matt Penman on bass --- at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame tomorrow night (Thursday the 27th) at 7pm. The Jazz Hall is located in downtown Tulsa at 111 East 1st Street. For more about this venue (including ticket availability for the Goldberg show, as well as details on upcoming events at the Jazz Hall), please go to okjazz.org. And for more about Aaron Goldberg and his career in music --- although still in his thirties, he's played on approximately sixty CDs (!) --- you can visit aarongoldberg.com.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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