At home in jazz and chamber music, Aaron Kruziki hails originally from Stevens Point, WI. Proficient in saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and ethnic winds (full list below), Aaron performs, records, and arranges on woodwinds in a multitude of environments. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy, Western Michigan University, and New England Conservatory for concentrations in jazz. A 2019 Juno Award winner (Jazz Album of the Year: Group), Aaron has appeared at jazz festivals in North America, Europe, and Africa.
A resident of Atlanta since 2019, Aaron spent the past decade in San Francisco and New York City, where he worked for Steinway & Sons pianos as a sales representative. Moving to Atlanta allowed Aaron to refocus on his passion: performing and recording music. He currently works by day as the office manager at Atlanta Federation of Musicians (Local 148-462).
Aaron has appeared in concert with Joan Rivers, Ben Monder, Lake Street Dive, Ralph Alessi, Rufus Reid, Fred Hersch, Andy Milne, Clare Fischer, Jim McNeely, Bernadette Peters, Azure McCall, Randy Brecker, Joe Gransden, and others. As a multiple woodwind player, Aaron has performed for touring productions of Disney’s Frozen and Tina Fey’s Mean Girls and has appeared on television series Doom Patrol (DC Comics), Gossip Girl (CW), and The First Lady (Showtime). Visit www.aaronjameskruziki.com to read more.
List of Woodwind Instruments (The Palette)
duduk (in A, D, and G)
zurna (in A)
shakuhachi (in D)
native flutes (in C# and A)
bansuri (in C)
other transverse flutes