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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.

Also a visionary composer, Aaron Hedenstrom has written compositions and arrangements for orchestra, band, big band, jazz combo, and chamber ensembles. But his biggest project has been the creation of the Aaron Hedenstrom Orchestra, a big band that plays all Hedenstrom originals and features many of the Twin Cities' and Wisconsin's finest jazz players. Their debut album, A Symphonic Jazz Hip-Hop Experience, mixes jazz, classical and hip-hop into an original and unique sound. This album features the work of Minneapolis hip-hop artist Agape, who's career includes international live performances and a hip-hop ministry program.

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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 students

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

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Albums

Videos

Premium Profiles

Synia Carroll Synia Carroll
vocalist
Jon Dreyer Jon Dreyer
bass, acoustic
Rob Reddy Rob Reddy
saxophone
Suzanne Grzanna Suzanne Grzanna
sax, alto
William Mentz William Mentz
vocalist
Tommy Smith Tommy Smith
sax, tenor
Maureen Choi Maureen Choi
violin
Carol Albert Carol Albert
piano
Chris Greco Chris Greco
reeds
Ferit Odman Ferit Odman
drums
Stu Harrison Stu Harrison
piano
Jen de Ness Jen de Ness
vocalist
Kathy Sanborn Kathy Sanborn
composer/conductor

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