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Aaron Quarterman, Jr. Aaron Quarterman, Jr.

Aaron Quarterman, Jr. has been playing the saxophone since he was nine years old. From his very first solo, Aaron decided that this is what he wanted to do with his life.  Born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, Aaron first started playing the alto saxophone in 4th grade. In 7th  grade, he decided to switch to the tenor saxophone and hasn't looked back. He received private lessons from the late Mr. James Kilik of Settlement Music School.  Quarterman was very inspired after listening to Charlie Parker growing up. As he got older, he started to listen to James Carter, John Coltrane, Lenny Pickett and Michael Brecker. Quarterman attended Bensalem High School and was a part of the Jazz Band for four years. The Jazz Band competed in various competitions in which Aaron was a featured soloist artist. He was rewarded Outstanding Soloist for the Cavalcade High School Jazz Competition in 2013. In the same year, Aaron was also selected to play in the Bucks County Music Educators Association County Honors Band. After graduating from High School, Aaron attended Bucks County Community College and received his Associate Degree in Music in May 2016. During his time at the Community College, he was part of the Jazz Orchestra where he was a featured soloist. Working under Mr. Leonard Pierro and Mr. Jeff Baumeister, Aaron continued to improve his skills on the tenor saxophone. Quarterman has developed a unique, versatile and precise style of playing

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