Aaron Weinstein "Have Strings, Will Swing!"
Daniel Nardicio presents New York City's premiere jazz violin virtuoso Aaron Weinstein, with special guest, 2 time Tony nominee Vivian Reed.
Tony Bennett called Aaron Weinstein "the Groucho of the violin". Jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli called Aaron Weinstein "a perfect musician". Other people call Aaron Weinstein a little odd. In his show, "Have Strings, Will Swing!" lactose intolerant jazz violin virtuoso and humorist Aaron Weinstein will present his unique brand of swinging jazz standards with a healthy dose of sly wit.
"Rapidly establishing himself as one of his instruments rare jazz masters" (Don Heckman,International Review of Music), Aaron Weinstein has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, Blue Note, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel.Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Jon Hendricks, and Annie Ross, as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils.He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin, and the Manhattan Transfers Janis Siegel. Additionally, Aaron is widely regarded as among the mandolin's leading exponents in the jazz idiom.
Aaron is the recipient of a New York City Nightlife Award and New York City Bistro Award. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. With the release of his Arbors Records debut,"A Handful of Stars", (called the rebirth of the hot jazz violin by Nat Hentoff), Aaron became the youngest jazz musician to have recorded for this prestigious jazz record label. Additionally, Aaron is a bow tie rights activist. He is also lactose intolerant but can find at least one agreeable item on any restaurant menu, a feat he has called, my greatest talent.
"The Groucho of the violin"
"Woody Allen would have been proud to have invented the character of jazz violinist and diffident comedian Aaron Weinstein."
-"London Jazz News"
"One of his instrument's rare jazz masters"
-Don Heckman, "International Review of Music"
"A perfect musician."
-Bucky Pizzarelli, Jazz guitar legend
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