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Aaron Hedenstrom

Aaron Hedenstrom is a composer and saxophonist currently living in Saint Paul, MN. A versatile player, Aaron plays multiple woodwinds in all styles and has performed in many renowned groups, including the Aaron Hedenstrom Quintet, S. Carey, the John Raymond Project, the Javier Santiago Experiment, Nachito Herrera, The Remnant, and the Adam Meckler Quintet.

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“...a very eclectic kind of guy” and “a monster player... I get so much inspiration from him in his playing, his writing, and just the way he approaches improvising.”

-John Raymond, New York Trumpeter

Primary Instrument

Saxophone

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Past Teaching Jobs: Co-Director of UWEC's Jazz Ensemble V (2009-2010) -Taught college jazz ensemble for a full year, with a performance each semester. Focused on big band performance, improvisation, jazz history, and basic jazz skills Saxophone Instructor for the Chippewa Valley Jazz Camp (2010) -Taught saxophone masterclasses, jazz history sessions, transcription classes, and big band instruction for high school students 8th grade saxophone instructor at Regis High School Summer Camp (Eau Claire, WI) (2010) -Taught a classroom of beginning saxophone students transitioning into high school Jazz Saxophone Specialist at North High School (Eau Claire, WI) (2010) -Bi-weekly teaching job for North High School's jazz ensemble specializing in jazz saxophone

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