Aaron Watson

Accordion | Banjo | Clarinet | Guitar | Improvisation | Mandolin | Ukulele

Aaron performs regularly with Victoria’s improvisational Gypsy Jazz duo Cold Cut Combo and with Franaine Buchal in IMP. Aaron studied with many private teachers including Lloyd English as well as Classical studies at Capilano College. Aaron is an accomplished multi – instrumentalist who has performed professionally for 14 years in many genres including Flamenco, Nouveau Flamenco, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Country, Folk and Rock.

Teaching Philosophy

Aaron uses a student interest directed approach that is guided by extensive use of repertoire learning and ear training.  Many of his students have been with him for years and improve steadily.

Current Performance & Recording Endeavours

Aaron is an active performer in several styles and continues to record and perform with his group Cold Cut Combo.The Combo’s repertoire features Jazz standards from the greatest composers of the 20th century, including Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Cole Porter, Carlos Jobim, George & Ira Gershwin and of course the great Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli of the Hot Club de France.

 

 

Aaron teaches on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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