Born: January 21, 1984 Primary Instrument: Bass
At 28 years old, Aidan Carroll, versatile bassist and composer has shared the stage with such artists as Donald Fagen, Warren Haynes, John Abercrombie, Ben Monder, Nasheet Waits, Adam Cruz and more. Aidan has performed at such international and stateside festivals as the Amazonas Jazz Festival, Pontevedra Jazz Festival, Bonnaroo, Telluride Jazz Festival, Mountain Jam and others. His concept and approach to music which combines groove with melodic improvisation, and a deep sense of harmony, makes him a unique artist in his own right. Hailing from the unlikely city of Oklahoma City, Aidan grew up with his musical parents' support, and studied music avidly since a young boy...
Awards:-Outstanding Musicianship Scholarship, City College of New York, 2007- 08. - Selected to attend the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop 2006 as a scholarship student. -Outstanding Jazz Musician at Wichita Jazz Festival, 2003. -Full Jazz Scholarship to attend the University of Central Oklahoma, 2002. -Received a 1 in Solo State Competition for Classical Percussion on marimba, 2000.
Willing to teach:
-Adjunct Professor of Jazz Repertoire & Performance Practices II, Spring '09 at City College of New York. -Private Teaching (Oklahoma/New York) Primarily Double Bass, Electric Bass, Music Theory, & Improvisation Lessons, as well as Beginning-Intermediate Drums, Guitar, & Piano Lessons 2004-2010 (various ages) -University of Central Oklahoma Middle School/High School Jazz Summer Camp Instructor, 2003- 2005. *Flexible rates and hours for private teaching*
-Jazz and Improvisation Clinics in Warsaw, Poland at Chopin School Jan. '08 with Dan Tepfer Trio. -PonteJazz Workshop Teacher in Pontevedre, Spain July '10 with Logan Richardson's SHIFT. -Clinician and featured guest for Putnam City District Jazz Festival in OKC, Nov. '10.