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U.S. pianist Aaron Goldberg, among Jazz Plaza 2024’s guests. Photo: richterkoeln.de/Archive

Aaron Goldberg on Cuba-U.S. exchanges: “Learning and exploring our common language together”

One of the figures of jazz piano on the U.S. scene, Aaron Goldberg, joined the calls for greater exchange between Cuba and the United States, at a time when the thaw does not seem to appear on the horizon. The objective of such bridges would be “to learn and explore our common language together,” said the instrumentalist originally from Boston in an interview with the Prensa Latina (PL) news agency in Havana. Goldberg is one of the stars invited to the 39th edition of the Jazz Plaza Festival, where he left a testimony of his talent with a brilliant concert this Tuesday at the Sala Avellaneda of the National Theater. There he was escorted by two luminaries of Cuban music: bassist Jorge Reyes and percussionist Oliver Valdés. Cuba in Goldberg Collaborator with stellar musicians such as Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Guillermo Klein, the U.S. pianist is not unknown in the island’s gray jazz scene. “Especially in jazz, artists from both countries learned from each other. Therefore, we have to protect and expand this connection. I had a lot of fun last year, it was my second time coming to the island. The first was in 2006,” commented Goldberg....

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