Aaron Shragge has BFA in the Jazz and Contemporary Music Program at New School University. He has studied with Laurie Frink and Kenny Werner, and has performed throughout the New York area and taught private trumpet lessons for the last seven years. In studying with Laurie Frink Aaron has begun to deeply absorb and apply the famous brass embouchure strengthening system of Carmine Caruso. The method is suitable for all levels of students and has a unique ability to quickly build strength, flexibility and tone for any trumpet player. Kenny Werner's book Effortless Mastery has changed the lives of musicians all over the world. In studying with Kenny Werner Aaron has been fortunate to apply these teaching to his many aspects of hismusic including improvisation and rhythmic concept. Effortless Mastery gives one the ability to understand the subtly of the learning process and zero in on the mental blocks that keep us from moving forward. From his continued study of the Coruso Method and Effortless Mastery Aaron has been able to offer his students a clear and effective way at reaching their individual goals. Aaron also studies eastern music traditions. He plays the shakuhachi (Japanese) bamboo flute, and has been studying North Indian vocals for five years. He studies Shakuhachi Grand Master Ronnie Nyogetsu Seldin and North Indian vocals with Michael Harrison. Aaron has also had the great honour of studying with Japanese Shakuhachi Master Yoshio Kurahashi and Indian Vocal Guru Mashkoor Ali Khan. He has studied music in both Japan and India. This gives his students a unique supportunity to understand there musical practice in a more globalcultural context. Aaron Shragge he has performed with multi-instrumentalist Daniel Carter, Jon Gibson, The Sam Roberts Band, drummer Ken Shalk, Akim Funk Buddha and Medeski Martin and Wood's Billy Martin at such venues as Symphony Space, The Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Sweet Rhythm, ThemGalapagos Art Space, Mercury Lounge, CBGB's and the Tenri Cultural Institute. In addition to an appearance on Billy Martinsmm Record,Starlings, Aaron's first film score for the,Documentary Instructions to the Cook about Bernie Glassman' will premiered at the Maezumi Institute in October 2006.
Good Ole Wold by Tom Waits from Pasadena CD Launch, May 2010
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