Aram's rare balance of melody, soul, and awe-inspiring technique has moved listeners around the world, earning him a fiercely passionate international fanbase and the critical acclaim of the bass community. His solo pieces, tutorials and demonstrations have been listened to, purchased, downloaded, watched and shared tens of millions of times. The pre-release of the title track from his upcoming second album "A Dark Light" has inspired numerous fan tributes and covers across all borders, has been sampled by numerous other artists, and continues to be the #1 Google video result for "bass guitar solo".
Born and raised in Burlington, Vermont, Aram began playing the bass at 13 and developed his technique in progressive rock and funk bands throughout high school. He studied classical composition and jazz at the University of Vermont, while frequently performing live and recording with various touring acts all over the U.S..
After earning a reputation as a first-class pro bassist he released his debut album in 2008; a collection of emotionally resonant and technically dazzling original unaccompanied solo pieces. It quickly earned glowing reviews and worldwide attention; leading to co-billings with Buckethead, Joe Bonommassa and other world-class artists as well as numerous endorsements. Ever since he's been hard a work on the follow-up which is set to be released this May.
Also a highly sought-after bass instructor in Vermont and worldwide, he is the resident bass faculty member at Johnson State College, the founder of the Burlington Music Dojo musical collective in Vermont, and a contributor to the Bass Players United online community. He still does frequent session work and regularly performs live with drummer Jon Fishman of Phish.
"Bedrosian's hidden treasures are twofold: first, he summons a rich, deep, almost instantly signature tone on everything he plays, enhancing difficult material with a clarity and warmth that goes easy on the ears; second, great care and patience is taken to develop melodies and classically-influenced chord progressions, and after the third listen to "Space Opera" and "Sand Castle," you discover that beneath the virtuosic surface of Aram Bedrosian lurks the heart of a budding composer."
-Bass Player Magazine
"In a world that has been so lucky to hear the innovations of Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten,and Les Claypool, the performances on this album are no less significant in their brilliant, technical radiance....Weighing in at only half an hour, Aram Bedrosian is a musical onslaught of beauty and ambition.... a significant work to be recognized not only in the Northeast, but throughout the world."
-Northeast Performer Magazine
“I haven't seen many bass players whose playing commands the stage in the way his does.”
-The Burlington Free Press
-Michael Manring (solo legend)
"...as melodic as it is intense."
-Bass Guitar Magazine
"One of the most exciting bass players in the world."
-Jens Ritter (World renowned luthier)
Aram uses Ritter Basses, DR Handmade Strings and Hartke Amplification. His two main instruments were hand-crafted by the world-renowned German luthier Jens Ritter; the second of which, dubbed "The Supernova", was designed by Jens and Aram together and has many unique features making it tailored for solo bass performance.
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