Aaron Scott

Aaron Scott is a first call musician in the Columbus area. Son of acclaimed pianist Bob Allen, Aaron got his start in music at age five playing piano. He continued playing classical piano into college, but it was playing percussion that became his passion. Playing shows and in bands during high school, Aaron went on to study music at North Texas State on scholarship and later graduated from Capital University Conservatory of Music. 

 

In addition to performing, Aaron has been teaching percussion for over 30 years. He has taught at Columbus Pro Percussion, Capital University, Denison University, Dublin Schools, Newark Schools, Music Royale and Vaughan Music Studios doing group and individual lessons. Aaron currently offers drum and piano private lessons in his studio in Hilliard. Aaron is also an instructor at the McConnell Arts Center in Worthington teaching class percussion, private lessons and Rock Band classes. Most recently, Aaron has joined the faculty at the Hilliard Community Music School. Aaron’s varied background and knowledge of many musical styles affords him the ability to coach kids and adults in all styles of music, beginner to advanced.

 

Aaron has been a successful player as well as contractor for clubs, restaurants and private companies. Aaron has been contracting music at Hyde Park Grille in Upper Arlington since its opening in 1989. He has contracted for Nationwide Insurance, Red, White & Boom, Huntington Banks, BancOne, Eddie Bauer,  Columbus Museum of Art, Muirfield Golf Tournament, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Strategy Group and Mettler Toledo to name a few.

 

Aaron has played with Mark Flugge, Bobby Floyd, Tony Monaco, Hank Marr, Vince Andrews, Joe Hunter, Kim Pensyl, Bob Allen, Pharez Whitted, Rob Parton, Jim Powell, Eric Gale, Derek DiCenzo, Jeff Ciampa, Gene Walker, Roger Hines, Shelly Berg, Lynn Seton, Lou Fischer, Dave Powers and on NPR's Michael Feldman "What'd Ya Know" radio program among others.

 

He can currently be heard with his jazz group TRio featuring Dave DeWitt and Derek DiCenzo, the popular R&B band Phil Clark & THE SOUL, his new quintet From The Five Jazztet, The Caribbean Jazz Quartet and The Columbus Jazz Quartet.


Aaron is also active in schools with the Jump for Jazz program that performs interactive music education programs throughout Central Ohio for elementary aged students. 

 

Aaron can also be heard playing on Donatos Pizza television commercials.

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Gig Calendar

Dave DeWitt TRio with Becky Ogden

Friday February 1

10am

Generations Day at Columbus Montessori

School

Richard Lopez Trio

Friday February 1

6:30 - 9:30pm

Black Point - Short North

Phil Clark & THE SOUL With Special Guest Steve Sweney

Friday February 1

10pm

Natalie's Pizza & LIve Music - Worthington

Dave DeWitt TRio

Saturday February 2

7 - 10pm

Hyde Park Arlington

Derek DiCenzo TRio Soul Sunday Brunch

Sunday February 3

11am - 1pm

Natalie's Pizza & Live Music - Worthington

Josh Hill Trio w/Jeff Ciampa & Aaron Scott

Wednesday February 6

10pm

Dick's Den - Old North

Jump For Jazz Education Program with Becky Ogden

Friday February 8

9:30am & 1:00pm

Marysville Schools

Richard Lopez Trio

Friday February 8

6:30 - 9:30pm

Black Point - Short North

Dave DeWitt TRio

Saturday February 9

7 - 10pm

Hyde Park - Arlington

Richard Lopez Solo & Trio in Concert

Sunday February 10

2:00pm

Battelle Hall

Otterbein University

FREE

Derek DiCenzo TRio

Wednesday February 13

10pm

Dick's Den - Old North

Jump For Jazz Education Program with Becky Ogden

Friday February 15

2:00pm

Cherrington Elementary

Richard Lopez Trio

Friday February 15

6:30 - 9:30pm

Black Point - Short North

From The Five Jazztet

Friday February 15

10pm

Dick's Den - Old North

Dave DeWitt TRio

Saturday February 16

7 - 10pm

Hyde Park - Arlington

Derek DiCenzo TRio

Wednesday February 20

6:00 - 8:30pm

Granville Inn - Downton Granville

Richard Lopez Trio

Friday February 22

6:30 - 9:30pm

Black Point - Short North

Dave DeWitt TRio

Saturday February 23

7 - 10pm

Hyde Park - Arlington

Dave DeWitt TRio Every Wednesday at Wolf's Ridge Tap Room

Wednesday February 27

5:30 - 8:00pm

Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Downtown

Matt Wagner Benefit Featuring Jim Rupp, Louis Tsamous, Wally Mitchell & Aaron Scott

Thursday February 28

8 - Midnight

Dick's Den - Old North

Donation at the Door