• Aaron Latos

    musician and educator

     

  • Recent perfORMANCES

    "Ashes" - The Still Tide

    SOFAR-Amsterdam

    "Let the River In" 
    These United States

    KINK / Bing! Lounge

    Empire State

    The Still Tide @ Colorado Public Radio

    "Rag Mama Rag" (the Band)
    Trampled by Turtles/TUS

    Union Transfer

    "April Child" - Brazilian Connection

    Louisville JazzFest

  • private lessons

    Private lessons are open to all ages and all levels of experience; a personalized curriculum develops the fundamentals of musicianship while exploring each student’s individuality and musical interests.

     

    My ultimate goal as a teacher is to help my students creatively express themselves, playing the music that speaks to them. Whether their goal is the pursuit of music as a career, playing in an amateur band, or simply exploring the drums and music for sheer enjoyment, I bring a fresh approach to each lesson.

    My teaching studio is currently located in Newburgh, NY, and accessible from Metronorth (Hudson Line) via the Newburgh-Beacon Ferry.  Regularly scheduled lessons are also occasionally possible in NYC or elsewhere; email to inquire.

  • performances

    In 11 countries and 46 US states, including recent work with:
    The Still Tide (indie rock trio)
    James Fearnley (of The Pogues)
    Karl Berger (avant-garde & jazz legend, bands of Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman)
    These United States (indie rock)

    Ludlow Ejacula (grunge)

    Squid Jenny (heavy electric fusion/free jazz)
    Noisebody (fusion/indie rock)
    Harry Pickens (jazz pianist, bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Garrett)
    Buffalo Clover (country/Americana)
    Brazilian Connection (Brazilian jazz-fusion)
    Screamin’ Rebel Angels (rockabilly)
    The Silverhounds (thrash metal/psychobilly)
    Kyene (African folk music/dance ensemble)

    projects

    2012/3 Co-director of the Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange, a week-long, interdisciplinary, inter-city collaborative arts happening featuring theatre, music, visual art, performance works, culinary arts; Louisville, KY and NY, NY.
    2011/2 Staff for Jazz Division of music department at Sarah Lawrence College; Bronxville, NY.
    Extensive teaching work, including workshops at Universidade de Brasília (2010), private instruction, and community-based outreach work (inc. Neighborhood House in Louisville, KY)

    education

    2013-2015 Creative Music Studio, New York.
    Teachers included: Karl Berger, Vijay Iyer, Henry Threadgill, Kirk Knuffke, Peter Apfelbaum, Warren Smith, Steve Gorn, Cyro Baptista, Billy Martin, Rudresh Mahanthappa.
    2011 Bachelors of Music with Honors with Emphasis in Jazz Performance; University of Louisville, USA.

    Studies

    Improvisation Theory – Karl Berger, David Friesen
    Drumset – Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Jason Tiemann, Matthew J. Schoonmaker
    Jazz Improvisation – Chris Fitzgerald, Ansyn Banks
    Arranging, Film Scoring – John LaBarbera (Buddy Rich)
    Composition (focus on contemporary classical) – Marc Satterwhite
    Brazilian Styles – Renato Vasconcellos, Anderson Pessoa, Alfredo Moura
    Brazilian Percussion – Vanderlei Pereira, Leander Motta
    African Folk Musics – Adam Mason, Gregory Acker, Matthew J. Schoonmaker
    Meisner Technique - Robbie Byrne, Liza Michael

  • endorsements

    in addition to a large collection of vintage drums, Aaron exclusively uses:

    I've played Amedia cymbals for years, and I'm very excited to be on their artist roster. Their cymbals are full of character, color, grit and individuality. Right now, I'm especially excited about their Old School, Fusion, and Aura lines.
     

    Brent goes out of his way to design and build each drum to suit the player, and is a fantastic craftsman.

  • contact

    aaron.latos(at)gmail.com
    or use the form to the right