Since coming to New England a few years ago, saxophonist, pianist, and composer Aaron Gratzmiller has been very active with freelance appearances on multiple albums, EPs, local television programs, radio shows, and nightclubs. He recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in performance, developing a playing style that incorporates contemporary music into his jazz and blues background. Before college, Aaron began playing piano at age 6 and saxophone shortly after, later going on to work and study in the Pittsburgh area with some of the top regional and touring performers.

Performance Resume

• Education
   - Bachelor of Saxophone Performance-­ Berklee College of Music, Summa Cum Laude (Confirmed in May, 2012)
   - Diploma-­‐ Baldwin High School (May 2007)
• Recent Private Study on Saxophone
   - Mr. Dino Govoni at Berklee College of Music (Sept 2009-­ Dec 2011).
   - Dr. Jeremy Long at Slippery Rock University of PA (Sept 2007-­ May 2009)
• Recent Private Study on the Piano
   - Dr. Glenn Utch at Slippery Rock University of PA (Sept 2007-­ May 2009)
   - Mr. Anthony DeVitorio in Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2006-­ Sept 2007)
• Performance Experience
   - Berklee Recitals: Wayne Pearcy, Andres Marin, Santiago Hererra, The Co-­opted Big Band, Francisco Vielma, Fabio Rojas, Summer 2011 Saxophone Weekend, Tono Contreres, Tom Frasier, The Latin Music and Culture Festival, The Berklee Salsa Ensemble, The Berklee Flute Choir, the Fernando Brendao Ensemble, Oscar Stagnero, and others.
   - Notable Performances: 
         Latin Jazz Clinic with Luis Enrique and Robert Villera. The Berklee Performance Center, 11/7/2012
         Berklee Rainbow Band with Phil Wilson. The Berklee Performance Center, 8/2/2012
         America’s Latin Orchestra, City of Pittsburgh First Night Celebration. CAPA School, 12/31/2011.
         Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble. Elmhurst Jazz Festival, 2009.
  - Live Television appearances: 
         The Beantown Swing Orchestra. Peabody Public Access, 8/12/2012.
         Fabio Rojas, El Show de Fernadito. BNN, 12/3/2010.
         Juan Perez Rodriguez. Canal SUR TV, 2010.
  - Live Radio appearances:
         The Wayne Pearcy Quintet, Live Jazz Fridays. 95.3 FM WHRB, 1/30/2012
         The Beantown Swing Orchestra, Brown Bag Concert from Mechanics Hall. 90.5 FM WICN, 11/28/2012.
         The Mostacho Experiment. The BIRN, 9/29/2012.
  - Recording Credits:
         Mile 524, Thinkin’ Big Band. 2012.
         Sing for Japan, Vol. 1. Capumo Records, 2012.
  - Performances with Kurt Elling, Antonio Hart, and The Four Freshman as a Member of the Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble (Sept 2007- May 2009).

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