[...] powerful drumming.”

Alayne McGregor, ottawajazzscene.ca

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.

WHAT's NEW

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

Taking the Leap 

I am overjoyed to announce that in just under one month, I'll be recording my first album of original music with my "Music for 20 Strings" ensemble! This project has been the focus of my artistic life for over a year, and for me it represents a celebration of my two musical loves: North-American folk music and experimental improvised music. I can hardly wait to share it with you! Sign up to my mailing list to stay connected and up to date!

The band features Zacharie Bachand and Marcus Lowry on acoustic and electric guitars, Mathieu McConnell on bass and Caitlin Smith on viola. We released an EP in December that you can listen to HERE!

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