Aaron Weinstein

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Aaron Weinstein
Birth name Aaron Jacob Weinstein
Born (1985-07-31) July 31, 1985 (age 31)
Wilmette, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Jazz, swing
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Violin, mandolin
Years active 1993–present
Labels Arbors
Associated acts John Pizzarelli
Website www.aaronweinstein.net

Aaron Jacob Weinstein (born July 31, 1985) is a jazz violinist, mandolinist, and arranger.

Music career[edit]

While still attending New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, Weinstein founded the Stephane Grappelli Tribute Trio, which was named best high school instrumental jazz group by Down Beat magazine in 2002. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts on a four-year scholarship.[1]

When he was 19, he recorded his debut album, A Handful of Stars (Arbors, 2005), featuring Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Nicki Parrott, Houston Person, and Joe Ascione.[2][3] He has also recorded with Frank Vignola and J. Geils.[4]

Discography[edit]

Released Album Notes Label
2013
Lucky Day
Birdland
2008
Blue Too
w/John Pizzarelli
Arbors
2006
Jazz Mandolin
EP
Corner Kitchen
2006
Jay Geils, Gerry Beaudoin & The Kings of Strings
w/J. Geils, Gerry Beaudoin
Arbors
2005
A Handful of Stars
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Arbors
2003
Legends
w/Bucky Pizzarelli & Skitch Henderson
Arbors
2002
Jazz Violin
EP
Corner Kitchen
1999
Fiddler's Dream
debut
Corner Kitchen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lankford, Ronnie. "Aaron Weinstein: Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Rick. "A Handful of Stars: Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Hentoff, Nat (February 21, 2006). "The Rebirth of the Hot Jazz Violin". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved January 1, 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ d'Souza, Gerry (June 14, 2009). "John McLaughlin and Frank Vignola: Guitar Masters on DVD". All About Jazz. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

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