Aaron Comess Group

June 19th, 2023 10pm   Stage 1


Aaron Comess

Known for his identifiable, solid, anchoring beat with Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne, James Maddock , Rachael Yamagata and more, drummer Aaron Comess reaches a new level of sonic inspiration, beauty and creative abandon with his own 4 studio releases of original material under his own name .

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Comess is informed by a wide range of influences and playing experiences, not least his ongoing work as a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Spin Doctors, with a total of 10 million albums sold and over 1500 live shows under their belt . Comess has also spent a decade-plus in the touring band of Joan Osborne, and has Recently appeared on new releases by Joan ,Rachael Yamagata, James Maddock, Willie Nile, ,German platinum-selling artist Marius Westerhagen to name a few .He has also worked with Bilal, Edie Brickell, Roswell Rudd, Garland Jeffreys and a host of others.

Active as a leader since his 2006 debut Catskills Cry (featuring Bill Dillon and Tony Levin), Comess has released three albums with his most active group, the Aaron Comess Trio (Beautiful Mistake, Blues for Use, Live 2016), featuring Teddy Kumpel and Richard Hammond; and a self-titled 2016 outing with the straight ahead jazz-oriented Aaron Comess Quintet adding Keith Loftis and Barney McAll to the mix. Praised by Modern Drummer for his “musical approach to the kit, powerful stick work, and strong songwriting sense,” Comess reaches new heights of invention on his 2018 release Sculptures.