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
Samba Da Aguia Pescadora was inspired by a connection between the Chesapeake Bay and Brazil in the migrating patterns of the Osprey. It winters in the warm climate of eastern Brazil and the Caribbean. Then, in March it returns to its nesting grounds along the Chesapeake. The title uses the Portuguese name for the Osprey, "eagle fisherman". Note: The recording is a tune demo, not a full-length performance. Recorded by David Arivett.
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.