Aaron Kimmel from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. Starting at an early age, he performed with Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau band at the age of 6 and with the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the age of 9. Aaron was taught by his late father, Stephen, and also by Jim Chapin, Ed Shaughnessy, and Joe Morello. While in high school, Aaron received the “Outstanding Jazz Soloist” award from Downbeat Magazine’s Student Music Awards two times. Aaron is a Bachelor of Music graduate from The Juilliard School, where he studied with Kenny Washington and Billy Drummond. Since arriving in New York, he has had the honor of playing with such jazz luminaries as Benny Golson, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen, Grant Stewart, Joe Magnarelli, Ryan Kisor, Jerry Weldon, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Eric Reed, Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, Robin Eubanks, Ann Hampton Callaway, Benny Green, Mike LeDonne, Peter Zak, Frank Wess, and Hilary Kole.