Born January 21st, 1984 in Sewickly, PA and raised in Oklahoma, Aidan Carroll now lives in New York City. His well-rounded musical interests began at a young age and were nurtured by his parents who themselves are musicians.
Aidan has involved himself in varied musical forms and styles, and has performed on the drums, viola, piano, and particularly on the bass, his instrument of choice. During his undergraduate musical career, Aidan performed with ensembles that have included Concert Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band and won many solo competition awards. Aidan’s love of the bass earned him a full jazz scholarship at his alma mater, UCO, Edmond, Oklahoma, and lead to his acceptance at the prestigious 2006 Banff International Music and Jazz Workshop.
He is a graduate of the Masters program at the City College of New York where he studied with the great John Patitucci. Aidan is one of the top call bassists in New York and has recorded with such artists as Fred Hersch, Ralph Alessi, Seamus Blake, Joel Frahm, Lenny Pickett, and Richie Barshay, and has worked with artists such as Bill Goodwin, John Abercrombie, Adam Niewood, Eliot Zigmund, Ben Monder, Adam Cruz, Dominique Eade, Logan Richardson, Fabian Almazan, Dan Tepfer, Marta Topferova, Chiwoniso, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, and others.
Aidan has performed around the Midwest/ Northeast areas of the states, as well as toured internationally. Recently, he premiered his NYC Quintet featuring his compositions played by a great band consisting of Logan Richardson, Mike Moreno, Sullivan Fortner, and Jochen Rueckert. Aidan continues to devote himself to diverse musical styles, resonating with his character, which shapes his growth and depth as a musician and separates him from his counterparts.