A unique feel and vibe that draws you in so fast, you really don't know what hit you.”

Chris Spector, Midwest Record Blog

[...] powerful drumming.”

Alayne McGregor, ottawajazzscene.ca

The compositions are melodic and beautiful.”

Wulf Muller

About Aaron

Aaron Dolman is a drummer, composer and bandleader born and based in Montreal who is rapidly establishing himself as a versatile and imaginative voice in the city's diverse musical scene. Read Aaron's full bio HERE.


Nostalgia and Other Fantasies has arrived! 

I am overjoyed to announce that my debut album, Nostalgia and Other Fantasies is OFFICIALLY OUT!! So many people have gifted me with their support, creativity, insight and inspiring talent, and I feel full of love and excitement to finally share the product of that rewarding work. You can listen to and buy the album right HERE! It's also on Apple Music, Spotify and any other streaming services you like to use! If you want a physical copy of the album - or just want to reach out - please get in touch with me directly HERE!

if you're reading this, I want to thank you for supporting the creation of new, original music, and I hope that my music can bring you warmth, joy and love. 

My first single, "Willow Bunch" is out!! 

I am so, so, so happy to share "Willow Bunch" with the world today! It's the single off of my upcoming debut album, Nostalgia and Other Fantasies, which will be released on November 22nd! Have a listen by heading over HERE, or (HERE, or HERE, or HERE)! I can't wait to share the rest of the music, and hit the road with my band in November. The full launch tour details can be found by heading over to my LIVE page. 

Album Launch Tour Info! 

Mark your calendars, friends!

I'm happy to say that I'll be travelling to Toronto, Guelph, Sudbury and Ottawa as part of my upcoming album release tour for "Nostalgia and Other Fantasies"!! This will be my first time touring my own music outside of Montreal, so needless to say, I can't wait!!

For the full list of cities, dates and venues, click HERE!

I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar and friendly faces in all of these cities! 

It's Official!! Nostalgia and Other Fantasies will arrive on Nov 22! 

I'm so exited to officially announce the release date and title of my upcoming debut album!  "Nostalgia and Other Fantasies" will be released to all the online platforms at midnight of November 21st following a launch show at my musical home-away-from-home, Montreal's Résonance Café. (Technically... that makes the release date November 22nd for those who are not at the launch show). There is a ton of exciting stuff headed your way in the near future including the release of the album artwork, a single, the itinerary for the launch tour and an incredible video by the crazy-talented Conor Nickerson!

Zach, Marcus, Caitlin, Mat and the entire team of creative people who made this music come to life have helped me create something I am deeply proud of, so needlessly to say, after 2 years of working on this album, I can not wait to share.

The album's teaser video can be watched right here!

The album launch Facebook event is right here

Debut album update and other musical adventures! 

After an amazing 3 days recording my music with engineer Jon Kaspy at the absolutely beautiful Studio PM, in Montreal, I'm now deep in post-production! Mixing is underway and the music is coming to life! I'm so incredibly proud of my band. Zach Bachand, Marcus Lowry, Mathieu McConnell and Caitlin Smith all gifted me with their artistry and dedication to the project. I can't wait to share the results of our hard work! 

In other news, over the past month I have led a residency of free improvisation featuring unique, 2-drum ensembles. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my musical life so far and it gave me the opportunity to play with many of Montreal's most exciting improvisers. Videos of the series have been uploaded to my youtube channel, which can be found HERE

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