To date, drummer Aaron Comess, a founding member of the Grammy nominated,
ten million plus album selling band Spin Doctors, has played on, written on
and/or produced over two hundred albums with an acclaimed and diverse roster
of artists such as Joan Osborne, Bilal, Rachael Yamagata, New York Electric
Piano, Roswell Rudd, Isaac Hayes, Carrie Rodriguez, James Maddock, Garland
Jerffries, Marc Cohn and Chris Whitley to name a few.
In recent years, Comess has drawn from all of his past experience to record
and release original instrumental albums under his own name. The first was
Catskills Cry in 2006, then Beautiful Mistake in 2011, Blues for Use in 2014
and the straight ahead jazz release the Aaron Comess Quintet in 2015.
"I've always thought of records like a movie where each song is new scene. I
want every note and moment of these songs to count and have meaning, like a
song with words.”
Comess has three of his own bands, the Aaron Comess Trio which plays
original instrumental songs from the three above mentioned recordings with
Teddy Kumpel on the guitar and Richard Hammond on the bass, the Aaron Comess
Quintet which plays straight ahead jazz and Aaron Comess and the Air
Conditioned Gypsies which is a collective of rotating creative musicians
that favors improvisation.
Aaron recently had the honor of a best blues record Grammy nomination on
Joan Osborne’s blues /soul record “ Bring it on home” which Comess played
The Spin Doctors recently released a new studio record of original blues
based rock songs called If The River Was Whiskey on Ruff Records which is
gathering the most critical acclaim of any record they have recorded to
date. It was recorded in Aaron’s NYC studio His House-Innsbruck Studios.
Aaron has performed live and on television with some of music’s biggest
artists including Joan Osborne, Natasha Bedingfield, Edie Brickell, Steve
Martin, André Bocelli, David Foster, Aaron Neville, German superstar Marius
Westernhagen and Spin Doctors to name a few. He also stays very active in
the NYC local jazz, experimental music scene and singer songwriter circuits,
and records and produces at his own recording studio ‘His House Studio’.
On April 1st, 2016 he released a live record with his original instrumental
music group the Aaron Comess Trio, and is in the process of recording an Air
Conditioned Gypsies record to be released in late 2016.