Upcoming Shows with Lisa Fischer and Fred Hersch

Looking forward to performing with two giants of music this year.

Lisa Fischer is an incredible “real deal” Grammy Award winning singer, recently featured in the documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” which won an Oscar, and is just about the most soulful woman I’ve ever met. We have a few shows this Spring, and later in the Summer and Fall things will heat up with more touring. Select dates below:

April 19th – Payomet Performing Arts Center – Provincetown, MA
Lisa pic



May 1st – BAM Brooklyn – 651 Arts 25th Anniversary Celebration

September 20th – 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival – Monterey, CA

Monterey poster 







Fred Hersch is a Jazz pianist in an exceptional class of his own. Unique, influential, and masterly, Fred delivers a highly personal story as a composer and player of the piano. I am completely humbled to be playing with this giant of improvised music.  We’ll be playing this summer:

June 28/29th at Upstairs Jazz Club – Montreal, Canada
Fred Hersch – piano
Aidan Carroll – double bass
Ross Pederson – drums

Debut Album Coming Soon …


Exclusive Album Photo Slideshow

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Indiegogo Fully Funded

Very happy to announce that I surpassed my Indiegogo goal with a total of $6,125 funds raised!
THANKS to all the support from the contributors! I couldn’t have done it without you.
All funds raised from this project will go directly to the creation and completion of my debut album.





Photo from my band’s recent performance at ShapeShifter Lab:

SSL 12/8


Chris Turner – vocals
John Ellis – tenor sax
Logan Richardson – alto sax
David Bryant – rhodes
Justin Brown – drums
AC – bass





(photo by Midori Szempruch)

Recording My Debut Album + December 8th at ShapeShifter

I am currently seeking support for recording and completing my first album. This project is compiled of my original music and features these musicians:

John Ellis (Bilal, Ellis Marsalis, Charlie Hunter)
Sullivan Fortner (Roy Hargrove, Gary Bartz)
Joe Dyson (Dr. Lonnie Smith, Donald Harrison)
David Bryant (Steve Coleman, Marcus Strickland)
Justin Brown (Ambrose Akinmusire, Thundercat)
Logan Richardson (Jason Moran, Joe Chambers)
Christopher Turner (Esperanza Spalding, ERIMAJ)

If you are interested in learning more about this campaign click on the link below and watch the video >>>



Aidan Carroll Shapeshifter flyer

My Band Plays New York!


October 15th, 10:30pm at Korzo Konceptions in Brooklyn

John Ellis – saxophones
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Aidan Carroll – bass/compositions
Joe Dyson – drums

November 3rd, 11:00pm at Rockwood Music Hall*

John Ellis – tenor sax
Eden Ladin – piano
AC – bass/tunes
Jason Burger – drums
* with special guest Chris Turner, vox

December 8th, at Shapeshifter Lab*
(double bill with guitarist Matthew Stevens)

John Ellis – tenor sax
David Bryant – piano
AC – bass/tunes
Justin Brown – drums
* special guests Logan Richardson alto sax, & Chris Turner vox


Also, here are some photos from recent shows with the Sullivan Fortner Band at Smalls Jazz Club.
All photos by William Brown. http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamdbrown/sets/72157635978134574/


New Shows/Summer Tour Pics

Great to be back in New York after another solid tour overseas with Melody Gardot.
NYC dates to follow below, as well as a tour photo slideshow.
Life constantly gets deeper and never ceases to educate me in the most unexpected ways…


September 20 @ Rockwood Music Hall
Alice and the Glass Lake


September 25 & 26 @ Smalls Jazz Club
Sullivan Fortner Group


September 27 @ Shapeshifter Lab
Colin Stranahan Band


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This was one of the more beautiful tours I have been fortunate to be a part of. Lots of travel highlights, and the music was fun too. I also got to see and hang out with some musical heros at various festivals like Anthony Jackson, Larry Grenadier, Mark Turner, Steve Smith, Danilo Perez etc. Running into musicians of this caliber is one of the great perks of being on the road sometimes! At this point, Melody Gardot will be working on a new record throughout the Fall season, so stay tuned for news on that front in the coming months. Also be sure to check back as I will be posting more from my Smalls show, and updating my performance schedule.

One love - AC

New Live Track / On Tour


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Writing from Istanbul, Turkey where we have a day off today. Tomorrow we play the Jazz Fest here. We had three great beginning shows to the tour in France with Melody Gardot, and are very close to adding a new song to the set and the music is feeling very inspired all around! Stay tuned…


Check out this live cut from my Quartet’s most recent show at Smalls Jazz Club:

(John Ellis-sax, Sullivan Fortner-piano, Darrell Green-drums, AC-bass/composition)

Tonight! AC 4tet at Smalls Jazz Club

I am excited for this! …

The Aidan Carroll Quartet at Smalls Jazz Club

Wednesday June 19th, ‘Round Midnight’

John Ellis – tenor saxophone
Sullivan Fortner – piano
Darrell Green – drums
Aidan Carroll – bass/compositions/arrangements

183 W. 10th St, New York, NY 10014
$10 cover, 1 long set starting at 12:30am


We rehearsed yesterday and the good vibes, and good sounds were flowing. Come be a part of it!

Summer Tour Dates + Featured Videos

Summer Tour Dates with Melody Gardot have now been posted on the site in the “Performances” section! I will have many first visits on this tour as I did on the last one. Looking forward to going to Italy, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Belgium and more for my first time. We’ll also be playing some really nice festivals like Juan Les Pins (where Miles played!), Love Supreme Festival, & Vitoria Jazz Fest to name a few.


Featured Videos

Here are some videos with one of my favorite people and musicians Camila Meza, el guitarrista from Chili. This footage comes from our show at Smalls back in February and features Aaron Goldberg, Greg Hutchinson, and myself. As always I am honored to have played with musicians of this caliber, and felt I learned so much just from the couple of shows we all did together. Enjoy, and don’t forget to check us out at Cornelia St. Cafe on June 18th.