Aaron Kimmel from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. 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, Jimmy Heath, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lew Tabackin, Eric Reed, Brian Lynch, Bill Pierce, Robin Eubanks, Ann Hampton Callaway, Mary Stallings, Benny Green, Mike LeDonne, Peter Zak, Frank Wess, and Hilary Kole.