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 many kinds of music to explore.
Today's Featured Music
Connecticut Avenue SUVs = shifting time funk! The title expresses my disdain for contending with monster SUVs when driving on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC. This piece is a minimalist composition -- the melody is only 16 bars. However, it has expanded improvisation concepts for the soloist and the ensemble. Recorded by Jason Shapiro, soprano saxophone; E. Shawn Qaissaunee, guitar; Brian Howell, bass; Skip Rohrich, drums; and David Arivett, horn section.
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 Morgan County, 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 artistic friends, and a video about our farmhouse.