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The website of Drummer/Composer Aaron Alexander

 

Current Projects

Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh

Merlin Shepherd, Alex Kontorovich- clarinet, Greg Wall- tenor sax/clarinet; Frank London, - trumpet, Curtis Hasselbring - trombone/guitar, Brad Shepik or Jay Vilnai - guitar, Fima Ephron, - bass,
Dave Licht or Mike Sarin - drums, Aaron - drums

Greg Wall's Later Prophets -

Greg Wall - saxophone, Shai Bachar - keyboards, Aaron - drums

Aaron Alexander Sextet - 2002- all original jazz music
CD 'Blues for Sparky' Available on CDBaby

with Greg Wall - saxophones, Andy Gravish - trumpet, Ben Williams - trombone,
Mitch Schechter - piano, & Brian Glassman - bass, Aaron - drums

Hasidic New Wave - 1996-

with Greg Wall - saxophones, Frank London - trumpet, Fima Ephron, Kenny Davis, or Dave Richards- bass, David Fiuczynski, or Kenny Wessel- guitars or Shai Bachar - keyboards, Aaron - drums,

*Special Project* Hasidic New Wave with Yakar Rhythms
with Sabar drummers Aliounne Faye, Ousmane Sall, Mar Gueye, Abdoulaye Diop, and others.

Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars - 2001 - present

with Frank London & Susan Watts - trumpets; Merlin Shepherd - clarinet; Matt Darriau - clarinet, sax, kaval; Dave Harris, Mark Hamilton, Curtis Hasslebring, Art Baron - trombones, Mark Rubin - Helicon(tuba)or Ron Caswell - tuba, Aaron - drums

Klezmerfest - 1996 - present

with Greg Wall - clarinet, Jordan Hirsch - trumpet,
Zevy Zions - accordion, Brian Glassman - bass, Aaron - drums

German Goldenshteyn & Friends

German Goldenshteyn - clarinet & rep, Alex Kontorovich -clarinet, Hank Sapoznick - banjo, Cookie Siegelstein - violin, Josh Horowitz - accordion, Susan Watts - trumpet, Mark Rubin - tuba, Aaron - poyk; also with Michael Alpert - fidl, voice, Frank London - trumpet.

Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor

Alex Kontorovich - clarinet, Brandon Seabrook - banjo & guitar, Reuben Radding - bass, Aaron - drums.

Greg Wall & The Simcha All-Stars -

Worlds Best Jewish Wedding Band 1997 - present

Greg Wall - saxophone, Rob Henke, Arnold Hammerschlag or Andy Gravish- trumpet, Ben Williams - trombone, Tony Pampa or Mike Neer- guitar, vocals, Mitch Schechter - keyboards, Brian Glassman or Dave Richards- bass, Aaron - drums

Aaron Alexander/Greg Wall Duo 1998- present

Satoko Fujii Orchestra - 1997- present

Greg Wall's Unity Orchestra - 2003 -

Greg Wall - sax, Shai Bakar - keys, Kenny Wessel - guitar, Dave Richards/Fima Ephron - bass,
Badal Roy - tablas, Aliounne Faye- sabar drums, Hassan Bakr - djembe, mbira, voice

Alicia Svigals Party Band

Alicia Svigals - violin, Art Bailey - piano, Marty Confurius - bass, Aaron - drums

Past Projects

Babkas - 1992-1998

with Brad Shepik - guitar, Briggan Krauss - alto saxophone

Aaron Alexander & Musicians - 1997-1999

with Cuong Vu - trumpet, Jamie Saft - keyboards, Stomu Takeishi - bass

Aaron Alexander's RaggedyTime Band - 1995-1997

with Andrew D'Angelo, Briggan Krauss, Peter Epstein - alto sax, Curtis Hasselbring - trombone, Jamie Saft, Andrea Parkins, Ted Reichman - accordion, J.Granelli - bass, Dave Tronzo, John Schott - guitar guests, Anthony Coleman - organ guest, Mike Sarin - drums

Jay Clayton/Jim Knapp Collective - 1990-1993

with Jay Clayton - voice, Jim Knapp - trumpet, Phil Sparks - bass, (originally John Silverman - bass, Brad Shepik - guitar)

JEIGH - 1994-1996

with J.Anthony Granelli - bass, Peter Epstein - alto sax, Brad Shepik - guitar

Myth Science - 1995-1996

with Reuben Radding - bass, Anthony Coleman - organ, Tim Otto - tenor sax, Briggan Krauss - alto sax

Tronzo Trio - 1995-1999

with David Tronzo - guitar, Stomu Takeishi - bass

The Klezmatics - 1996-2001 (substitute on many tours)

with Lorin Sklamberg - lead vocals & keyboards, Frank London - trumpet & keyboards, Alicia Svigals and Lisa Gutkin - violin, Matt Darriau & David Krakauer - clarinet, Paul Morissett - bass, David Licht - drums

Curtis Hasselbring's Helkakelka - 1995-1997

Curtis Hasselbring - trombone, Briggan Krauss - alto sax, Tony Scherr - bass

Timebone - 1988-1992

Arnold Hammerschlag - trumpet; Briggan Krauss - alto sax; J. Granelli, Mike Bisio, John Silverman & Phil Sparks bass.

Freeplay - 1991-1994

Steve Fisk - guitar; Rob Frayne - tenor saxophone; Andre LaChance - bass

Flying Karamazov Brothers/Kamikaze Ground Crew - 1993

Gina Leishman, Bud Young, Doug Weiselman, Steve Bernstein ...

Jack's Headlights - 1991-1992

Rob Blakeslee - trumpet, Rich Halley - tenor sax, Hans Teuber - alto sax, Mike Bisio - bass, Aaron - drums

The Mazeltones - 1989 - 1993
Wendy Marcus - violin, vocals, Jim Mirel or David Hirsch - bass, vocals, Carol Roberts or Pat Spaeth, - accordion, Shawn Weaver - clarinet, saxophones, dumbek, mandonlin; Marc Smason - trombone; Aaron - drums

 

Fifth Avenue - 1985-1987

Jerry Jones, Bryan Bowlby, Gary Brown- vocals, Rob Hyatt vocals, keyboards;
Craig Bender - bass, David Braun - guitar, Aaron - drums

Composers & Improvisers Orchestra directed by James Knapp 1984 - 1985, Jim Knapp - trumpet, conductor, composer;
Also including Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Jay Clayton, Phil Sparks, Marc Seales, Bill Anthony, so many others... special guest- Carla Bley. Aaron - drums.

Andy Shaw groups, mid 80s
weekly @ the Pink Door & Stage Left Cafe and
Quartet with Linda Dowdell - piano, Frank Clayton - bass, Aaron drums

Aaron Alexander Trio - 1984-1985
John Schott - guitar, John Silverman - bass, Aaron - drums

Truth Decay 1982-84
Lou Alexander - bass, vocals, Paul Hsu - guitar, vocals, Eric Hood - lead vocals, Aaron - drums

Roosevelt High School Jazz Band - 1981 -1984
under the direction of Waldo King 1981-83, Scott Riles, 1983-84

Mercury - 1980-81
with John Schott - guitar; Fletcher Beasley - bass