"Woody Allen would have been proud to have invented the character of American jazz violinist and diffident comedian Aaron Weinstein. In fact it would be hard to prove with any certainty that he didn't. Wisecracking violinists are a trope in American culture, on which Aaron Weinstein provides his own, pleasing, original take." London Jazz News
"If I didn't hear and see him myself I wouldn't believe it. He's out of sight! He's a genius!" Jon Hendricks, jazz legend
Dubbed "The Groucho of the violin" (Tony Bennett) and
"a perfect musician" (jazz guitar legend, Bucky
Pizzarelli), New York City Jazz violinist Aaron
Weinstein has earned a reputation as one of the finest
jazz musicians and entertainers of his generation.
For his return show at Crazy Coqs, Weinstein performs VIOLINSPIRATION, a programme of classical and jazz violin mixed with his unique brand of humour, for which he's been dubbed, "a disciple of Woody Allen" [New York Times] and "the 21st century Jack Benny" (Huffington Post). He will be joined on stage by John Etheridge on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday performing a special tribute to Stephane Grappelli.
As a featured soloist, Weinstein has performed at prestigious venues in America and at jazz festivals all over Europe. He has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski and Jon Hendricks, as well as musicians as varied as New York Pops founder/conductor, Skitch Henderson and rock guitarist, Jay Geils. He has written arrangements for vocalists including Christine Ebersole, Linda Lavin and the Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel. Additionally, Aaron is a respected mandolinist.
Weinstein is the recipient of a New York City Nightlife Award and New York City Bistro Award. He is also the youngest jazz musician to have recorded for the prestigious Arbors Records.