January 7, 2016

Bio

Photo Cred- Ed Verosky

Past Performances

Philadelphia Folk Festival

Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center (Winner of National Orchestra Cup)


Riverspace Arts with Mark O’Connor and Appalachian Waltz Trio

Caffe Lena

Jalopy Theater and School of Music

Greenwich Village Showcase at Caffe Vivaldi

Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Band Competition

New Bedford Folk Festival

Caramoor American Roots Festival

Dave Van Ronk 80th Bday Concert

Rockwood Music Hall

Pete’s Candy Store

Irvington Town Hall Theater

ASTA National Orchestra Festival

Musikfest Leiderplatz

Porch Stomp by Make Music NY

NYC Clearwater Festival

Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival

Blackstone River Theater

CHIRP

The Minstrel Coffeehouse

The Concert For Clean Water at The Commons Brooklyn

Great South Bay Music Festival

Oberlin Folk Festival

People’s Voice Cafe

Youth Traditional Song Weekend

Unirondack Camp and Conference Center

Ethical Brew Coffeehouse

Cozy Cabin Concerts

Club Passim

The Living Room NYC

Huntington Folk Festival

Cantab Lounge

The Nyack Center

Borderline Music Festival

GAGA Arts Festival

Parkside Lounge

LIC Bar

Strong Place BK

The People’s Garden in Bushwick

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Lounge Stage

The Nyack Center

Opened for the American Brass Quintet at First Reformed Church of Nyack

Exile Above 2A

The Music Inn

NERFA Presenter’s Pick Showcase

Grace Church Crowther Trust 9/11 Concert

Sidewalk Cafe

Strong Place

The Red Lion

Terra Firma

The ‘Sco

The People’s Garden Bushwick

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse

Desmond’s Tavern

Alphabet Lounge

Sullivan Hall

Valley Cottage Library

Vagabond Cafe

Tokyo Tapas

Bourbon and Branch

Roots on the River Music Festival

Big Orange Tarp

Connecticut Folk Festival

Mike’s Place

Rimon School of Music

First Station in Jerusalem

The Blues Cafe

Pine Box Rock Shop

Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

Joe Davies Folk Festival

Crawford Park Mansion

Amazing Things Arts Center

Sounding Board

Landsdowne Folk Club

Our Times Coffeehouse

Riverdale Riverfest

Daryl’s House Club

Hawkhaven Winery and Vineyard

Empire State Railway Museum

Music

Jeremy Aaron is a NYC singer, storyteller, community organizer, bluesman, poet, guitarist, violinist, and the creator of Greenwich Village Showcase. Warm and real, his music evokes nights around the campfire between old friends. You may come to his shows to hear the earthy folk chords, the living room intimacy, the confessional lyrics. You may leave inspired. His songs tell of Ecuadorian shadows, magic lights, Adirondack evergreens, beggars’ coins, train tracks, and road trips. His music is special, intimate, contemplative, poetic, personal, lyrical, meaningful. His songs are comforting like hot chocolate, wool socks, and your crackling fireplace on a winter’s day.

In addition to performing his own songs, Jeremy is the fiddler and guitarist in Spuyten Duyvil. He joined them on their tour to Israel in Spring 2016 where they headlined Jacob’s Ladder Festival and performed at Mike’s Place, Rimon School of Music, and First Station in Jerusalem.  Jeremy has accompanied Francis Falls, David Amram, Kirsten Maxwell, Joe Crookston, Deer Scout, Bakithi Kumalo, Pesky J Nixon, and Jann Klose.

Jeremy was raised in Nyack, NY, where he studied classical violin with Alicia Edelberg, Associate Concertmaster for the NYC Opera. He grew up attending Jay Ungar’s “Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp” where he was taught his first fiddle tunes by Jay Ungar, David Kaynor and John Krumm and his first chords on the guitar by folksinger Sally Rogers and Molly Mason. Canadian songwriter friend and mentor Philip Lewin encouraged Jeremy to begin writing songs as a teenager. After earning an undergraduate degree at Oberlin College, Jeremy began pursuing music and songwriting full time.


Jeremy released his debut solo album “In The Magic Light” in Summer 2017. It has aired on WFUV, WFDU, and syndicated radio show Wandering Minstrels.


Greenwich Village Showcase


Jeremy Aaron created the Greenwich Village Showcase to make his dream of a communal music space for NYC singer/songwriters come true. Each month at Caffe Vivaldi, the showcase brings together aspiring singer/songwriters to continue the spirit of folk music. Fans, family, and friends pack into the intimate space to listen to powerful, revealing and moving songs. Jeremy grew up in a music community where it was common for musicians to spontaneously perform a song together after just meeting. Greenwich Village Showcase brings that communal vibe to the big apple, and supports a new scene of energetic, hip singer/songwriters that is rising in Greenwich Village. The showcase also came to NERFA 2016 as a Guerilla showcase.


Penn South Music Club


Jeremy volunteers as the chair of the events committee for the Music Club at his home in Mutual Redevelopment Housing (Penn South). He organizes inter-generational music events for residents including open mics, potlucks, and jam sessions. He believes that community and music are integral to making the world a better place.


Folk Music History Blog


Jeremy writes a folk music history blog that details specific periods in the history of American folk music. He believes our country’s folk music roots are an important piece of our heritage and identity. The history of American folk music is so interesting because of the melting pot of styles. Jeremy loves to learn and discover new music by traveling back in time.