Named a “rising star violinist” by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Iridium, Birdland and Django Reinhardt festivals in France, Iceland and New York City. Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz masters including: Howard Alden, Gene Bertoncini, Al Caiola, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Les Paul, Houston Person, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Annie Ross, Warren Vache, Frank Vignola and Claude “Fiddler” Williams as well as legendary rock guitarist, Jay Geils, and New York Pops founder/conductor Skitch Henderson.
Aaron is a recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship. While still in high school, he founded New Trier High School’s Stehane Grappelli Tribute Trio, voted as the nation’s best high school instrumental jazz group by Downbeat Magazine in 2002. Aaron has won various competitions including the 1998 and 2001 Illinois State Fiddle Championships making him the youngest performer ever to hold this title. With the release of Aaron’s Arbors Records debut “A Handful of Stars” (called “the rebirth of the hot jazz violin” by Nat Hentoff, Aaron has become the youngest jazz musician to have recorded as leader for this prestigious traditional jazz record label.