Roger Aldridge, Composer
Jazz, Tango, Blues, New Music, Roots Music, and more....
Many styles, influences, and moods are expressed in my originals. Listen to this music with a spirit of adventure and discover the pieces that speak to you.
Today's Featured Music
Carla Sings Us A Lullaby is dedicated to Carla Bley, one of my favorite composers. It is an unusual lullaby in how its underlying feeling is actually a bossa nova. Recorded by Amy Leonard, violin; Jeff Knoettner, piano; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; and Peter McCarthy, bass.
Welcome to my site
Think of my site as a virtual performance center where people from many countries can listen to this music. A variety of groups are performing, from solo guitar to a large wind ensemble, and there are different styles of music to explore. If this is your first visit, start with A Sample Of My Music as an introduction to my work.
Performing and licensing my music
Musicians and ensembles interested in performing my originals can write to me from Contact. Lead sheets and scores are available on the Store page. Additionally, my music can be licensed for video, film, TV, and other uses. See Music Licensing for details.
Maryland and West Virginia
Nancy and I divide our time between Olney, Maryland and Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. This area, with the Appalachian Mountains and Chesapeake Bay, is a deep source of inspiration for my music. Morgan County, WV has a sample of my Appalachian-inspired projects, links to some of our creative friends, and a video about our farmhouse.
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