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The Aaron Comess Sextet LIVE at Smoke!

July 10, 2012

Aaron Comess is one of the founding members of the multi-platinum selling group the Spin Doctors, with whom he developed his innovative and recognizable drumming style.
Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Comess spent his early years in Dallas and began playing drums at the age of 9. He attended Arts Magnet High School, during which time he won Downbeat Magazine’s DB award for outstanding high school Jazz Musician two consecutive years in a row and had the honor of studying with renowned teacher Henry Okstel. Upon graduation, he went to Berklee College of Music, later continuing his music studies in New York City at The New School, studying under legendary session great, Bernhard Purdie. He is a well respected jazz and rock drummer with long ties to jazz and has played with such greats as Roy Hargrove, Brad Meldau, Robert Glasper, Bilal, Roswell Rudd, Arnie Lawrence, Deanna Kirk, and more. As a member of the group New York Electric Piano, Comess and bandmates scored a Top 10 Jazz Album with their most recent CD. This terrific band will feature
Erik Lawrence (saxophone) • Steven Bernstein (trumpet) • Barney McAll (piano) •
Mike Moreno (guitar) • Danton Boiler (bass) • Aaron Comess (drums)

Come out and hear them LIVE this Wednesday, July 11, no cover at Smoke Jazz and Supper Club.

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