Aaron Dolman, born and based in Montreal, is a versatile and imaginative young drummer and composer who is rapidly establishing himself in the city’s diverse music scene, where he is equally at home performing in Jazz and experimental contexts as he is in Folk and Pop settings. Aaron has performed with many notable North American Jazz musicians, including André White, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dan Faulk, Kevin Dean, Rémi Bolduc and Mike Rud, as well as members of Canada’s Folk music scene, such as Connie Kaldor, Suzie Vinnick and the Campagne family of singer-songwriters.
As a composer and bandleader, Aaron embraces a love of North American Folk music and joins it with his Jazz background to create works that playfully oscillate between evocative melodies and freely improvised soundscapes. He released his first EP in December of 2018 with his Folk-Jazz project, “Music for 20 Strings”, an ensemble comprised of two guitars, viola, acoustic bass and drums. Aaron also leads the Jazz standards quintet, “The Love Songs Group”, and is a core member of the experimental rock/electronic/funk group, Fox Club. Since 2017 Aaron has also been an active performing member, as well as research assistant, in Jean-Michel Pilc’s Improv Workshop Project. When home in Montreal, Aaron is a coveted sideman and performs regularly at many of Montreal's local clubs, cafés and other performance spaces.