.​.​.​But I'm Doing It Anyway

by Aaron Jay Myers

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Matthieu Clavé - flute
Ariana Warren - clarinet / bass clarinet
Alan Theisen - alto saxophone
Brandyn Taylor - tenor saxophone
Shawna Pennock - baritone saxophone
Nicole Parks - violin
Sarah Kapps - cello
Amy O'Dell - piano / toy piano
Caleb Herron - percussion
Keller Steinson - percussion
Paul Stevens - percussion
Paul Scanling - conductor

About Aaron

A native of Baltimore, MD, Aaron Jay Myers is a Boston based composer, guitarist, and teacher. His works have been performed across the United States by many performers, and he has been commissioned by Semiosis Quartet, Transient Canvas, Diagenesis Duo, Modern Brass, Open Theatre Project, Chamber Cartel, Fourth Wall Ensemble, Soundry, The Governor’s School Orchestra, Sharan Leventhal, Emma Resmini, NakedEye Ensemble, NorthStar Duo, Box Not Found, L+M Duo, Chaz Aguado, Stephanie Lamprea, and others. As a founding member and current Managing Director, he served as the Executive Director for Equilibrium Concert Series from March, 2015 to December, 2018. He was also Music Director for Second Sunday Concert Series at The Boston Sculptors Gallery from October, 2017 to December, 2018. As a guitarist, he has performed many different kinds of music in solo and group situations over the past twenty years including hardcore punk, Early Music, New Music, classical, flamenco, jazz, and free improvisation.. He has been giving private guitar and theory lessons since 2002.
Myers holds BM and MM in Composition degrees from Towson University and The Boston Conservatory. His primary guitar teachers have been Maurice Arenas and Troy King. His primary composition teachers have been Dave Ballou, William Kleinsasser, Jan Swafford, and Marti Epstein. He has had additional composition studies with Nicholas Vines and Roger Reynolds. For upcoming concerts and other news, please visit his website: aaronjaymyers.com


released December 20, 2018

Produced by Aaron Jay Myers, a grant from The John Anson Kittredge Fund, and crowdsourcing through Kickstarter. Recorded & mixed by Thomas Avery at 800 East Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mastered by Jonathan Wyner, Cambridge, MA
Tracks 1-6 recorded Oct. 14 & 15, 2017, Track 7 recorded Nov. 19, 2017
Photos and album design by Aaron Jay Myers

Special thanks to Michaelene Gorney, Edmund Trafford, Michael Berkowitz, Nick Jackson, Jason Huffman, Shari Price, Marla Parks, Larissa Miller, Stefanie Lubkowski, Dan Aronovitz, Charles Anderson, Curtis Hughes, Meerenai Shim, Steven Snowden, Kevin Price, Anthony R. Green, Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Erik Jespersen, Aaron Hynds, Eun Young Lee, Tim Stanley, Drew Baker, Sid Richardson, Ju-Ping Song, Collide-O-Scope Music, Margaret McGirr, Larry Kyrala, Clare Shore, Ivan Schustak, Orlando Cela, Dan VanHassel, Jani Parsons, Matt Sharrock, Amy Advocat, Tammy Evans Yonce, Amy Fichera, Michael Vincent Waller, Michelle Cronin, Terri Stalker, Evan Williams, Megan McCann & several anonymous donors. A very special thank you to my wife, Nicole Parks, whose endless love & support in all things helped this recording come to life.


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