Trumpeter and Marion, Massachusetts native Aaron Janik has been steeped in the discipline of music from the age of 10. His earliest introduction to music was by way of revered New England trumpeter Jack Martin.
Aaron furthered his studies at Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Conservatory of Music by way of the great Wendell Logan, graduating in June 2013 with a Jazz Trumpet Performance Degree and a Biology (Pre-Medical) Degree. From that time on, Aaron has performed and studied with trumpet greats Marcus Belgrave and Sean Jones. He has also been fortunate to study with Gary Bartz, Robin Eubanks and Billy Hart to name a few.
Aaron now resides in Detroit, Michigan where he educates music students across the city and regularly performs and records with artists across the country, touring with chart-topping artists like the Gap Band's own Charlie Wilson, R&B First Lady Faith Evans, Dwele, Kierra Sheard, and jazz legend Robin Eubanks. In the past year he has also performed with Les Nubians, the Clark Sisters, Gino Vanneli, Lisa Page-Brooks, Eric Roberson, and J Drew Sheard to name a few.
Janik's skills as a musician have afforded him opportunities to travel to numerous venues across the world. He is also currently a part of a country-wide educational outreach initiative with the "Knomadik Project," that contains a musical collective of some of the most talented composers and musicians in the country educating children on musical possibilities and providing them with scholarship info to make the possibility of an affordable college education a much more real one. The band released its first album Knomadik Reverence in August and has four EPs set to be released over the next 24 months.
In addition to these tremendous opportunities Aaron Janik continues to hone his skills as an artist and arranger via Knomadik Horns (a Detroit-based Horn Section) along with recording his original music as a recoding artist on the Knomadik Record Label.
Aaron is currently using a gold plated American Classic 3c trumpet mouthpiece, a 3BFL Flugelhorn mouthpiece, and a Denis Wick practice mute.