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Active as a Percussion Artist, Composer, & Educator, Aaron Abrahamson Cote has experienced our world through music.   With 5 international tours under his belt, he has worked with The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, Glenn Kotche of Wilco, Alex from The Gaslight Anthem, ska legends The Skatalites, Bim Skala Bim, Vic Ruggiero from The Slackers, King Django, Murphy's Law & numerous television and Broadway Actors. Cote has been televised on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, & PBS, and has performed on multiple regional and National Public Radio (NPR) stations.  Cote has  appeared on recordings with Dr. Ring Ding (Germany), Agent Jay (NYC) and Victor Rice (Brazil).

Cote wrote over 50 tunes in 2013, topping his record with over 100 tunes in 2020.   His book, Sea Breeze, was originally released through prestigious Steel Pan publisher HillBridge Music, and re-released alongside Mr. Cote's subsequent collections Chasing Summer, Put It Behind You, The Panoramic View, DedicationsJoyful Noise, and Splash of Sunlight (2022) through Tropical Shores Productions.  Many of his tunes have been purchased and performed internationally.  

As the health crisis shut down many events in 2020, Cote maintained his full time work ethic, replacing what had promised to be a full performance schedule with months of composing. With over 200 pieces to his credit, Cote is now working on orchestrating some of his works for large steel bands.  

As an educator, Aaron Abrahamson Cote has presented diverse workshops for the Rhode Island chapter of the Percussive Arts SocietyThe Rhode Island Music Educators Association, and numerous additional organizations, camps and schools reaching students from ages 1 to 100!  Cote also served as a long term substitute Chorus Director and music teacher for the Jamestown School Department, and subsequently for the Cole Middle School in East Greenwich - a group that won their first Platinum Medal at The Great East Festival under his direction.

Mr. Cote obtained his Bachelors from Butler University and his Masters in Music Performance as a Graduate Teacher & New Music resident at the University of Illinois.  He pursued further studies in Music Education at Gordon College.  A member of numerous bands including Panoramic View and The Island Time Steel Band, he also records & performs regularly as a freelance musician. 

Updated May 5, 2023
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