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Named "a rising star violinist" by Downbeat magazine, 2011 Nightlife Award winner Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. Aaron and his trio-Tedd Firth on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass-will make their Metropolitan Room debut together in a new show entitled "Have Strings, Will Swing!" Selections from the show include "I Won't Dance," "Someone To Watch Over Me," "A Sleepin' Bee" and "Cheek to Cheek." As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Wolftrap, the Blue Note, Birdland, Iridium, and abroad at festivals in England, France, Switzerland and Israel. He has performed with an array of jazz icons, including Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli (who calls Aaron "a perfect musician"), John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, and Dick Hyman, as well as the late NY Pops founder/conductor Skitch Henderson. With the release of his Arbors Record debut, A Handful of Stars (called "the rebirth of hot jazz violin" by Hentoff), Aaron became the youngest jazz musician to have recorded as leader for this prestigious traditional jazz label. His newest release, Blue Too, is a duo with John Pizzarelli. "A sensational talent in the tradition of St├ęphane Grappelli and Joe Venuti, Mr. Weinstein...is an inventive melodic improviser who doesn't go in for flashy gymnastic flourishes. He turned "Just One of Those Things" into a mini-marathon of swinging endurance, at the end of which you were left a little breathless." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times "The funniest guy with a fiddle since the hilarious Jack Benny." -David Finkle, Theatermania "...so fierily invigorating that you have to move to his music." -Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal

 

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