Roger Aldridge, Composer
Jazz, Tango, Blues, New Music, Roots Music, and more....
Think of my website as a performance center where people from many countries can listen to this music. A variety of groups are performing, from solo guitar to a large jazz orchestra, and there are different kinds of music to explore.
Today's Featured Music
Toads is strange, edgy, and fun. In just over a minute the music moves seamlessly through four different styles. I think of it as invoking images of mutant creatures wreaking havoc on a small town in a 1950's monster movie. Recorded by Amy Leonard, violin; Jason Shapiro, tenor saxophone; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; Peter McCarthy, bass; and Skip Rohrich, drums. Note: The recording is a tune demo, not a full-length performance.
Performing and licensing my music
Musicians interested in performing my originals can write to me from Contact. Lead sheets and ensemble scores & parts are for sale at Store. Additionally, my recordings 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. The Morgan County page has several of my West Virginia music projects, links to creative friends in Berkeley Springs, and a video about our farmhouse.