(born April 8, 1949 in Havre, Montana
) is an American pianist, keyboardist and composer.
Philip Aaberg gained international recognition through a series of successful piano recordings released on Windham Hill Records
. Although classically trained, Aaberg incorporates classical, jazz, bluegrass, rock, and new music elements into his compositions and musical structures. Although best known for his solo piano work, he is most at home in the chamber jazz
genre. His compositions are noted for their "rigorous keyboard technique, diverse influences, and colorful compositional style."
Aaberg was born in northern Montana
in 1949 and raised in Chester, Montana
. By the age of 14 he was performing with local bands at dances in Chester.Ackerman, Will. Upright
by Phillip Aaberg. Liner Notes. Aaberg studied music at Harvard University
on a Leonard Bernstein scholarship. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in music, he moved to Oakland
, CA and played in blues clubs for several years. He also toured and recorded as a member of Elvin Bishop's Group at the time of its greatest popularity, and co-wrote the title song of the band's 1976 "Struttin' My Stuff" release.
In 1985, Aaberg signed a recording contract with Windham Hill Records
and released the highly acclaimed solo... Read More