Aaron Staebell

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Born: May 30, 1983    Primary Instrument: Drums

Aaron Staebell

Aaron Staebell hails from the frozen community of Buffalo, NY and now lives in the slightly warmer metropolis of Rochester, NY. Holding two undergraduate degrees (Jazz Drumset and Music Education) and a Master's Degree (Jazz Drumset) from the Eastman School of Music, Staebell is an in- demand drummer and percussionist, clinician and composer both locally and nationwide.. As a composer, Aaron is gaining a reputation as a fresh voice in the musical landscape. He has written for jazz ensemble, solo voice, concert band, marching band, various percussion solo and ensemble settings, and his own smaller jazz groups...
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Member of 2009 Downbeat Magazine's Best Collegiate Jazz Ensemble with the Eastman New Jazz Ensemble DRUM! Magazine/Pro-Mark Scholarship Winner, 2002
“…energized and eclectic and a weirdo you don’t want to miss.” -“What’s On” section of the Toronto Star, April 24, 2008

“Garnering acclaim as a fresh new NY Voice as a composer, (Staebell’s) dynamic and energized style of playing never fails to captivate ears interested in innovation and risk-taking.” -from

“Young, talented musicians with potential…they all appear to be pretty committed toward this approach.” -Garaud MacTaggart, Contributing Reviewer, Buffalo News, 3/17/08

Named as one of the “Individual players who knocked me out” at the 2009 Rochester International Jazz Festival by Saby Reyes- Kulkarni of Rochester's CITY Paper

Bending and Breaking (Self Produced, 2011)
Tracks: Grumbleboxx; Nathaniel Hill; Thank You John; Ben Dover; ...I Learn by Going Where I Have to Go...; April 4: Boston; Lay Down Your Burden; Klooge; Promise; Nobody Reads Your Blog
Personnel: Aaron Staebell: Drums and Compositions; Dave Chisholm: Trumpet; Chris Ziemba: Keyboard; Ben Thomas: Bass; Wills McKenna: Tenor Saxophone.

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Rochester, NY

Willing to teach:

Master of Music, Jazz and Contemporary Media-Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Music, Music Education-Eastman School of Music Bachelor of Music, Jazz and Contemporary Media-Eastman School of Music Private Drum Studio for 7 years, currently 15 students. Students have gone on to music departments at Eastman School of Music, SUNY Fredonia, University of Buffalo, Berklee School of Music and Carnegie Melon. Call or email for availability. Rates can be discussed over the phone or via email.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Possible clinic topics include: -Composition -Jazz Drumset -Rhythm Section Playing

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Gretsch "80's" Octagon Badge Drumset in Natural (12, 14, 14SD, 18BD) Cymbals: Old K Zildjians 20" and 18", Sabian DeJohnette Flat Ride, 24" Monster Ride (brand unknown), Wuhan China 18", Unbranded HHs

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Featured recording “Bending & Breaking”

Bending & Breaking
Self Produced (2011)
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