Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune
“[Aaron is] clearly a beautiful blend of a classical pianist’s perfectionism and a jazz musician’s innovation”
Aaron Lehrian, a Florida native, began playing the piano at the age of five, first taking lessons from his grandmother. He started by learning the classical repertoire, but soon found another passion in the jazz idiom. He was the winner of the 2014 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition and graduated with a Bachelor’s in jazz studies from the University of North Florida. Now, he performs regularly with symphony orchestras and jazz ensembles across the United States and is also an adept composer/arranger. Currently, he serves as pianist and principal arranger for The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra and has a residency at the newly-opened Plant Riverside District hotel.
Aaron has worked with the Florida Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, to name a few. He has also performed with such artists as: Randy Brecker, Christian McBride, Christian Sands, Ulysses Owens Jr, Wallace Roney, Alon Yavnai, and Dick Oatts. Aaron’s integration of the classical and jazz traditions keeps him as one of the most in-demand pianists in the Southeast.