To date, drummer Aaron Comess, a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, 10-million-plus album selling band Spin Doctors, has played on, written on and/or produced over 100 albums with an acclaimed and diverse roster of artists including Joan Osborne, Bilal, Rachael Yamagata, New York Electric Piano, Isaac Hayes, Marc Cohen and Chris Whitley.
Comess' talent was evident early on. Downbeat magazine awarded him Outstanding Jazz Musician two consecutive years while attending the Arts Magnet high school in Dallas, Texas. Upon graduating, he left Texas and spent a year at Berklee College of Music and then continued on at The New School located in New York City, which to date is where Comess lives and balances his time between studio sessions, touring and operating his recording studio, His House Studios.
Catskills Cry marks Comess' debut instrumental album. Catskills Cry equally reflects Comess' diversity and talent as a performer and his open and forward thinking approach to playing and composing music. "I like music with no boundaries the well to draw from is getting thicker and thicker, full of great musical resources. I love that more and more artists are bridging the gap between genres and synthesizing them, creating something new and fresh."
Currently Comess endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Regal Tip sticks and Remo drumheads. He has appeared on the covers of Rolling Stone and Modern Drummer magazines. He lives in New York City, where he gigs and records with a variety of eclectic musicians.