Aaron Lewinter is currently studying jazz guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Born in Pittsburgh in 1989, his first exposure to music was not only from his Japanese caregiver’s children who played cello, violin and viola but also from the Russian students she housed who studied cello at Carnegie Mellon.
At the age of four, Aaron began his studies of the violin. After moving to New Jersey when he was 10, Aaron began playing the guitar to emulate his older brother. Like most young guitarists, it wasn’t long before Aaron started his own rock band. In middle school Aaron decided to audition for and was chosen for the Jazz Band, which concentrated on Big Band, even though Mr. Arnold had never let a guitar player into his group. This was the turning point for Aaron who realized that his real love and passion was jazz. By age 13 Aaron was studying traditional jazz with Berklee alumni Bill Wright who encouraged him to attend the Berklee Five Week Summer Program.
Aaron had the unique opportunity at 16 to study with jazz guitar master Tony DeCaprio which solidified his musical passion and direction. From this experience, Aaron now aspires to be a true traditional jazz guitar musician in the style of Tal Farlow, Jimmy Ramey and Jim Hall.
At the present time, Aaron is studying with Berklee College Professor Jack Pezanelli.
Experience & Education
Student for Duquense University Summer Guitar Workshop 2009July 2009 to July 2009 (less than a month)
In the Summer of 2009 I had the most fortunate opportunity to study with jazz guitarists, Joe Negri, and Ken Karsh. I was able to share methods and ideas learning from respected jazz guitar players in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was able to interact with aspiring high school guitar students.
Performance for Jazz TrioSeptember 2008 to January 2009 (4 months)
Jazz trio consisting of Wyatt Palmer(Saxophone) and Sam Lisabeth (Jazz Guitar and myself Aaron Lewinter (Jazz Guitar), performing at various restaurants every thursday night in Needham, Massachusetts, including the Rice Barn.