Aaron Parks

Piano
Artist Albums
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04/15/2019
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Joe Martin Quartet
01/10/2019
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Will Vinson Quintet
01/09/2019
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Will Vinson Quintet
09/27/2018
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Aaron Parks Quintet
09/26/2018
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Aaron Parks Quintet
05/03/2018
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Will Vinson Quintet
05/02/2018
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Will Vinson Quintet
09/30/2017
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The Mike Moreno Quartet
09/29/2017
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The Mike Moreno Quartet
09/14/2017
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Remy Le Boeuf Quartet
06/16/2017
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The Aaron Parks Trio
12/05/2016
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The Francesco Ciniglio Trio
12/01/2016
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The Will Vinson Quintet
11/30/2016
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The Will Vinson Quintet
10/03/2016
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The Ricardo Grilli Quartet
07/23/2016
Mezzrow
Aaron Parks w. Ralph Alessi & John Hebert
07/22/2016
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Aaron Parks w. John Hebert & Greg Osby
02/24/2016
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The Lage Lund Quartet
02/15/2016
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The Matt Brewer Sextet
12/05/2015
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Aaron Parks & "Little Big"
12/04/2015
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Aaron Parks & "Little Big"
12/02/2015
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Aaron Parks w. George Garzone Duo
08/13/2015
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Ben Wendel w/ Aaron Parks Duo
08/12/2015
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Ben Wendel w/ Aaron Parks Duo
08/10/2015
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Michael Olatuja & The Promise Ensemble
06/11/2015
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Zhenya Strigalev's Smiling Organizm
04/27/2015
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The Bjorn Solli Quintet
04/10/2015
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The Mike Moreno Quartet
03/12/2015
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The Will Vinson Quintet
03/11/2015
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The Will Vinson Quintet
05/08/2014
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The Matt Brewer Group
04/03/2014
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The Aaron Parks Quartet
04/02/2014
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The Aaron Parks Quartet
12/09/2013
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The Steve Lyman Group
11/14/2013
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The Dayna Stephens Group
11/13/2013
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The Dayna Stephens Group
08/19/2013
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The Will Vinson Quintet
06/20/2013
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The Nir Felder Quartet
06/19/2013
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The Nir Felder Quartet
04/15/2013
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The Aaron Parks Trio
02/04/2013
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The Aaron Parks Trio
12/05/2012
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The Will Vinson Quartet
12/04/2012
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The Will Vinson Quintet
11/27/2012
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Joe Sanders' Infinity
09/25/2012
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The Will Vinson Quartet
09/17/2012
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The Aaron Parks Group
06/27/2012
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Aaron Parks Trio
06/05/2012
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The Joe Sanders/Justin Brown Quartet
02/06/2012
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The Mike Moreno Group
01/19/2012
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The Dayna Stephens Quartet
10/05/2011
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The Ben Van Gelder Quintet
09/08/2011
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The Nir Felder Four
09/05/2011
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Will Vinson & Aaron Parks Duet
06/06/2011
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The Mike Moreno Quartet
01/12/2011
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The Nir Felder Four
09/02/2010
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The Lage Lund Quartet
08/04/2010
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Ben Van Gelder Duo
06/02/2010
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The Mike Moreno Quartet
04/15/2010
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The Adam Cruz Sextet
05/14/2009
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The Aaron Parks Trio
08/20/2008
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The Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
08/19/2008
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The Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
05/28/2008
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The Aaron Parks Trio
Upcoming Shows
It was very clear that ECM recording artist, and award-winning pianist Aaron Parks was headed for great things from a very early age. Born in California in 1983, raised in Seattle, Parks is a former prodigy. By 15, he was a triple-major in math, computer science and music at The University of Washington. That same year he was selected to participate in the GRAMMY Jazz Band in Los Angeles, which inspired his move to New York at age 16 to attend the Manhattan School of Music. In 2001 at 18, while a member of trumpeter Terence Blanchard's band, he earned the title of Cole Porter Fellow from the American Pianists Association (First Prize in their triennial jazz competition). Parks appeared on three Blue Note albums by Blanchard before making his own debut with 2008's "Invisible Cinema." The BBC declared it “one of the great albums of 2008.” JazzTimes hailed him as "a new visionary," while All Music Guide said "this is the sound of an improvising artist that has arrived fully formed. " The Guardian has lauded Parks’ “independent vision,” calling him a “fast-rising star.” Parks has toured the world several times over both as a leader, and in the collective band, James Farm with saxophonist Joshua Redman, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Eric Harland. In 2011, Nonesuch Records released their self-titled debut to widespread acclaim with the band’s sophomore release “City Folk” on Nonesuch Autumn 2014. Parks has also contributed his prodigious talents to acclaimed recordings and tours by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott, Mike Moreno, Derrick Hodge, Lage Lund, Will Vinson, Nir Felder and many other leading artists. In 2013, Aaron released his solo piano ECM debut “Arborescence.” He continues to tour as the leader of The Aaron Parks Trio, his quartet “Little Big,” as a solo pianist and as a member of Rosenwinkel's quartet and Terri Lyne Carrington’s band. If the last decade is any indication, the world can expect many more great things from this singular artist.  "When he tilts away from jazz as we know it, it’s toward big-gesture pop: a sweeping, earnest and melancholic music."—The New York Times