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Roger Aldridge
An article about my music background and my tune Eastern Neck Island was written for the Winter 2018 edition of the Rookery (publication of the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge). Winter 2018 Rookery Interview   Here is the recording of Eastern Neck Island .   more
Here's a link to an interview with me in the McKendree University Magazine (Spring 2017).  It's part of a larger section on jazz.  Scroll down and you'll see it.    more
Bossa Nova Belly Dance in Appalachia This new video is a collaboration with dancer  Jennifer "Jensuya" Carpenter-Peak  and filmmaker  Robert Peak . Being fans of one another's work, we decided to create a video with Jennifer dancing to my music in West Virginia landscapes. She picked Twilight Sail, one of my bossa novas, for the project. While it is highly unusual for bossa nova and belly dance to be combined (I have not seen it done before), Jennifer made it work.  The recording is by David Arivett.  The video has been added to my music on Ethnocloud.  more
A Gift I was reflecting on what a gift music has been to me. At times I think of it as a language that enables me to express myself in a deeper way than from using words. Many things in life are of interest to me and I have a natural curiosity about them. Sometimes when I have a discussion with someone about life I am told, "You should write a book". My reply is always the same, "All of this is in my music". I feel a deep happiness when people who feel a connection with my music tell me they get it. more
I am primarily a jazz composer.  A wide range of influences are found in my music including tango, blues, samba, fusion, ragtime, contemporary classical, American roots music, and other kinds of music that interest me.   Listed in International Who's Who in Music. Independent artist. A selection of my music is available for TV, film, theater, and other uses through Directional Musi... more
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