Aaron Brenton Trio
Born in Middleton, Wisconsin, Aaron had his first performing opportunities playing Bassoon in his middle school band at the age of twelve and with continued support from his parents, started taking private lessons and learning how to practice. Then at age 15, Aaron got his first bass guitar and started playing metal tablature to songs like Wrathchild and Kryptonite. Through multiple Youtube videos Aaron learned about Funk and R&B bass players like Victor Wooten and Michael League. Joining the Middleton High School Jazz band and learning about jazz double bass from UW Madison music faculty Nick Moran followed soon after. Aaron was the bass player for: Middleton High School’s Essentially Ellington debut in 2019, The 2019 UW High School Honors Jazz Band, and one of two bassists in the 2019 Isthmus High School Jazz All Star Band. All of this has led to his current place in the Lawrence Conservatory studying Jazz Double Bass under Professor Mark Urness and electric bass studies with the renowned Josh Cohen. Now currently in his junior year at Lawrence, Aaron is an in-demand bass player in the greater Fox Valley area who has played with the Harmon Brothers, Dave Rivello, Ike Sturm, The Jackson Peters Trio, and many others. Aaron is a solo bassist performing arrangements and original works with effects galore and the on-call bass player for Daniel Johnson.
The Cider Farm
The Cider Farm offers ciders made with organic, true cider apples grown near Mineral Point, Wisconsin. The ciders pair beautifully with the made from ‘scratch’ small plates featuring locally and organically grown ingredients.