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Aaron Abrahamson Cote

With 5 international tours under his belt, Aaron Abrahamson Cote has worked with The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Alex from The Gaslight Anthem, ska legends The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers), King Django, Murphy's Law & numerous television and Broadway Actors. Recording credits include Dr. Ring Ding, Adam "Flymo Birch" (The Specials, Laurel Aitken), Victor Rice, Agent Jay, The Island Time Steel Band, The Copacetics, Sinfonia da Camera, among others. In 2013, Cote wrote over 50 Caribbean Jazz tunes, many of which were published by HillBridge Music and Tropical Shores Productions. His books are accompanied by backing tracks to aid solo musicians in practice and performance. Look for the following books from Tropical Shores: • Sea Breeze (2013/2016) • Chasing Summer (2015) • Put It Behind You (2017) • The Panoramic View (2018) • Dedications (2020) As an educator, Aaron Abrahamson Cote has presented diverse workshops for numerous organizations, camps and schools reaching students from ages 1 to 100! Cote also served as a board member of The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (2012-14) and the director of Newport BridgeFest (2014-15), a local live music festival in collaboration with the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals.

Mr. Cote obtained his Bachelors from Butler University and his Masters in Music Performance as a Graduate Teacher & New Music resident at the University of Illinois. He regularly performs with The Island Time Steel Band, Panoramic View, The White-Eyed Lizard Band, and The Copacetics, and as a freelancer and/or sub for bands including Steel Rhythm, Steel Accent, The Void Union, etc. Hire Aaron Abrahamson Cote at [email protected]

Awards

Motif Music Award - Album of the Year 2013 (Producer/Performer) Motif Music Award - Best Reggae/Ska Act of 2014 w/ The Copacetics Motif Music Award - Best Reggae/Ska Act of 2015 w/ The Copacetics Motif Music Award - Best Reggae/Ska Act of 2016 w/ The Copacetics Motif Music Award - Best Reggae/Ska Act of 2017 w/ The Copacetics Motif Music Award - Best Act of 2018 w/ The Copacetics Motif Music Award - Favorite Ska Band of 2019 w/ The Copacetics Nominations: • Motif Music Award - Album of the Year w/ The Copacetics • Motif Music Award - World Music w/ Panoramic View • Limelight Awards 2015 w/ The Copacetics No. 1 Pick of the Week on the legendary radio show Ska Parade


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Primary Instrument

Drums, steel

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