Aaron Gross is a professional jazz bassist and educator born and raised in Durham, North Carolina. He began his musical training with the Suzuki method, taking up the violin at age 3.
He attended high school at the Durham School of the Arts, where he discovered jazz and learned to play piano and upright and electric bass. His passion for jazz drove him to earn his Bachelor of Music degree from the Miles Davis Jazz Studies program at UNC-Greensboro and
a Master of Music degree from North Carolina Central University, both of which he graduated summa cum laude.
While at North Carolina Central University, Aaron taught freshman music theory as a graduate teaching assistant. He also studied with the likes of Branford Marsalis, and traveled to Louisville, New York City, and Natal, Brazil to represent the school in conferences and
performances with students and faculty. As a private teacher, several of his students have earned spots in the NC All-State Jazz Band. Currently, Aaron performs regularly in the triangle and across the state. He has a passion for teaching, and he strongly feels it is the duty of older musicians to pass down a rich musical tradition to younger generations.