Welcome to Aaron Kerr's Web site, a resource for information about musician, composer and music educator Aaron Kerr.
Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, Aaron Kerr involves himself in bands, recording projects and music education. His primary instrument is the cello, and he creates innovative original applications of the instrument.
Click through the links on this Web site to learn more about Aaron Kerr, his music and his activities, including upcoming performances.
To hear songs from Aaron's albums, click on the mp3 player to the left. Go to "Bands" or "Small Ensembles" to see what songs go with what group (Aaron's solo material appears first).
Heavy Pedal Cello's new album, , is here! The long-awaited album was premiered at Aaron's Birthday Celebration last November, along with a live performance by Tyson and Aaron. The album is available for sale at shows and online on CD Baby. To hear songs, go to www.reverbnation.com/heavypedalcello.
JazZen releases new cd: ! Now available via CDBaby, this cd features Bobb Fantauzzo, Aaron Kerr, and Derrin Pinto creating a distinct sound that is simultaneously primitive and contemporary with laid-back swing, blues, funk, and acid-jazz hypnotic grooves. Click here to listen to and purchase , or go to JazZen's website: www.bobbfantauzzo.com/jazzen.htm.
Hear Bobb Fantauzzo's interview with Maryann Sullivan on KBEM. Bobb talks about using Native American and Asian flutes with JazZen, and talks about the making of .
JazZen was featured on MOJA Radio on Thursday, April 7th 2011 as part of their New Music Review. To hear a free podcast and subscribe, go to www.mojaradio.com. DJ for MOJA Radio Russ Davis calls Bounce off the Moon, "great, unique music." Many thanks to MOJA Radio for their support and for being a fantastic place to hear the best cross-over jazz.
Other radio stations playing music from Bounce Off the Moon include KSDS (CA), WICN (MA), and KUNM (NM). JazZen was also a part of The Hot Summer Jazz Fest in downtown St. Paul. Thanks to everyone for their support.
Swallows performs live on TV: On September 9th, Swallows was the featured performer on KARE 11's Showcase Minnesota mid-morning show. Go to this link to watch the interview and performance. Thanks to Showcase Minnesota for featuring live local acts!
Also: Swallows on KVSC's Monday Night Live Show. Thanks to Dana and the crew for a fun experience up in St. Cloud!
Aaron's latest solo release featured on National Public Radio's Science Friday website. Click on this link to view the video: "Bones Come to Life"
Swallow's Songs for Strippers ranked at #57 on Consequence of Sound's Top 100 albums of 2008. Click here to see the listing.
Aaron's albums now available through Magus Books and New Leaf Distribution.