Aaron Weistrop

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Aaron Weistrop
Born (1973-04-21) 21 April 1973 (age 44)
Fort Stewart, Georgia, United States
Occupation(s) Guitarist, composer
Website aaronweistrop.com

Aaron Weistrop (born 21 April 1973) is an American guitarist and composer based out of Chicago.

Music career[edit]

Weistrop was born in Fort Stewart, Georgia, and was raised in Shorewood, Wisconsin. He is the grandson of Ernest Kurnow. In high school he formed the rock band Skwid Bait. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1995.

Weistrop has played coast to coast, at venues such as the Mint in Los Angeles,[1] Schubas, The Jazz Showcase in Chicago, Jazz Estate in Milwaukee, Douglas Corner in Nashville, Johnny D's near Boston, The Knitting Factory in New York.[2] Aaron has performed on, produced, and written music that has been played on radio stations nationally and internationally. Hanukkah Blues,[3] co-written with Ted Wulfers,[4] was chosen for 93XRT's on-air feature 'Hear First' as a way of introducing Wulfers as a "promising new artist."[5] Some artists chosen in the weeks following and preceding were The Cribs, The XX, and The Bravery.

Weistrop scored the opening and closing credits for the 2009 film, Eye of the Sandman.[6] He was awarded a fellowship for music composition by the Illinois Arts Council in 1998.[7]


As leader[edit]

  • 2007: Happy Butterfly Foot Beware the Foot Volume I (Happy Butterfly Foot)
  • 1999: Silent Films (Vibratop Music)
  • 1997: Aaron Weistrop with Spazztet Beautiful Impatience (Vibratop)

As sideman/contributor[edit]

  • 2010: Ted Wulfers What Would Santa Do? (Patchdog)
  • 2009: Michael Carlos Damage and Remainder (Seabeck)
  • 2008: Melanie Devaney Happy Lucky Lost & Free (Melanie Devaney)
  • 2004: Ted Wulfers Cheap Liquor (Patchdog)
  • 2004: Michael Carlos Yesterdays Icons (Seabeck)
  • 2003: Tautologic Basement Sessions, Vol. 1 (Turtle Down)
  • 1999: Justin Kramer with Spazztet Headin' Out! (Kramer)
  • 1998: Ripley Caine Thrift Store Sweater (Emphasis Entertainment)
  • 1997: Rob Paravonian Playing for Drunks


  1. ^ "Run Around Molly - The Mint - Ted Wulfers Band". YouTube. 2008-10-02. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ Ratliff, Ben (2001-10-19). "Jazz Clubs Swing Back to Life". New York City; Washington (Dc): NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "The Hanukkah Blues Video - Ted Wulfers.mov". YouTube. 2009-11-20. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Ted Wulfers-Official Website". Tedwulfers.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived January 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [2] Archived November 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Illinois Arts Council Agency". State.il.us. Archived from the original on 2004-12-23. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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