Aaron is a professional composer, musician and teaching artist. He is available for commission, performances, workshops, assemblies, private lessons, and more.
Fees are negotiable and tailored to each situation. Technical requirements are flexible too, and can be negotiated.
He recently moved to Hopkinton, NH from Brooklyn, NY. He is currently commisioned by the University of Massachusets Amherst Theatre Department to create a new musical for their 2015-2016 season in collaboration with Harley Erdman and Regina Kaufmann. His previous musical, “Galois”, written with Sung Rno and commisioned by Second Generation, received a production as part of the New Ohio Theater's Ice Factory Festival in July of 2014, with 4 sold out performances. He is currently commissioned by the University of Massachusetts to create a new musical theater piece in collaboration with Harley Erdman and Regina Kaufman based on Tirso de Molina's El burlador de Sevilla. Other recent projects include a commission from Waterwell Theater as part of their Summer Theatre Lab in 2013, working with Otis Sallid (Smokey Joe's Cafe) on an adaptation of the Pied Piper legend.
Aaron's indie-rock musical, “Of Honey Bees and the Brevity of Such Things”, in a joint production with Sparrowtree Theater Company, enjoyed 10 sold out performances at 17 Frost in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2012.
As a teaching artist, Aaron spent two summers at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School under the direction of Victor Maog. Aaron collaborated as a composer/lyricist on the creation of three different new musicals in his two summers there: “La Luna”, with Otis Sallid and Ronobir Lahiri, “Hércule's Labors of Love” with Anna Jones, and “Blood, Guts and Grift: The Ballad of Susie Pickford” with Edith Freni.
He and his wife Anna created three musicals and numerous songs for the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan: “Hail Hail Hail: The Impossible”, “Light For All”, and “Waterfall”. He was commissioned by Transfiguration's music director, Claudia Dumschat to write a Mass, in 2014.
Commissioned by James Madison University, Jones created original music for their production of Lorca's “Blood Wedding”.
Aaron spent two summers at the Papermill Theater as Artistic Director/composer for their touring Children's Theatre company. In the course of his time there, he created and performed 16 new musical adaptations for children.
His alt-folk cabaret, “Black Sheep Carnival”, in collaboration with Jonathan Whitton, ran for two years at Don't Tell Mama's”. Jones and Whitton have performed all over New York City, including Joe's Pub and B.B. Kings, continue to perform up and down the east coast.
Aaron's live performances meld indie rock, concept albums and literary inspiration, live looping, and clever songwriting into a one-of-a-kind musical-theatrical experience. When he's not on tour with 90's alternative rock stars Luscious Jackson (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals), he performs with Banana Baron, the story-inflected kindie pop project he created with his wife, Anna Jones. He also performs, writes and produces for Karen K and the Jitterbugs, a Parent's Choice award-winning kindie band. Aaron has performed around the globe, written music for TV pilots (Rack and Ruin), NPR, and has been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, VH1, WFUV, and featured in Broadway World, and on Spare the Rock. He holds an MFA from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. www.aaronjonesmusic.com