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Aaron Leaney

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Born: December 5, 1983    Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Aaron Leaney, born December 5, 1983, is a Canadian jazz saxophonist and composer who has been performing since the late 1990’s. He has worked across a great variety of genres, from avant-guard improvised music to alt rock. He is an experienced and trained jazz musician but by no means does he choose to remain limited in one genre of music. His musical personality finds him foremost as an improviser; he treasures the immediacy of a spontaneous moment and what the results achieve. But his appreciation and deep investigation in composition allows him to be free within any given form and yet never detached from it....
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Aaron Leaney Three, Aaron Leaney, Thom Golub, Chris Dadge (2008) This Ugly Arrangement, The Postage Stamps, (2007) Produced by Howard Bilerman at Hotel2tango, Montreal Duo, Aaron Leaney and Chris Dadge, (2006) Alive From CJSW, Various Artists, CJSWAOK (2005)

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Primary Instrument:
Sax, tenor

Credentials/Background:
All levels, Jazz Theory, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet Email: aleaney@hotmail.com Studied with Pat LaBarbera, Don Thompson, Kelly Jefferson, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Stillwell, Mike Downes, Hilario Duran, Bob Day, Ralf Bushmeyer, John Hyde, Garry DeBoek, and Denny Christianson.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
All levels, Saxophone Master Classes, Jazz Improv, Group Improvising, Big Band Sectionals, and Theory. Email: aleaney@hotmail.com

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