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  • Aimee Nolte
    Aimee Nolte is originally from Weaverville, CA. Aimee started playing piano and singing at age 5 and began playing professionally at age 14. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a music degree and emphasis in jazz in 1998. For the next couple of years, Aimee resided in New York City before moving to the LA area in 2001 where she now resides and is the happy mother of 4 children.
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    She continues to play and sing regularly all over Los Angeles County. January, 2006 marked the release of her first album, “Up Til Now”. She sings, plays piano and harmonica, and wrote and produced all of the tracks on the album.
    In 2010, Aimee released her second album with her longtime guitarist, Hideaki Tokunaga, entitled, "Just Us". Aimee composed 7 of the CD's 11 tracks, and co-wrote 2.
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    Aimee has had the opportunity to perform in the past with greats such as John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Frank Vignola, Lenny White, and most recently, the Aimee Nolte Trio (with Mike Scott and Roger Shew), and her duo, "Skirt & Suit (with Joshua Payne on guitar) with regular gigs around the LA area.

You Need This Chord

You Need This Chord

The crazy, beautiful altered dominant chord where BOTH the natural 5 and the flat 5 exist together in wonderful dissonant harmony will add color and depth to your playing. Explore how and when to use it with me! If you'd like to support my channel, you can donate here: https://paypal.me/aimn

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Up Till Now

Up Til Now

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Up Till NowCD REVIEW: Most young jazz artists would find it difficult to create a unique sound while simultaneously paying due homage to the greats. Aimee Nolte deftly pulls off such a balancing act, presenting jazz stylings that craftily capture the epic sound of America's jazz legends without smacking of mimicry.

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Groove Discrepancies

Groove Discrepancies

Have you ever heard a beat, felt it one way and then realized you were completely hearing it backwards, or you were off by one beat? You're not alone. Listen to these two examples, and check out the list below. It happens ALL THE TIME and instead of letting it frustrate us, let's embrace it and solve it. *fist bump*

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This Masquerade Piano Solo

This Masquerade Piano Solo

In 1973, The Carpenters recorded This Masquerade and released it on their "Now & Then" album. Richard Carpenter took a masterful solo, rich with bebop language and harmonic and scalular devices. Hang out and analyze this solo with me and let's discuss the genius of this duo.

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Aimee Nolte performs in duos, trios, and big bands as a jazz pianist and singer. Live performances

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Recordings

Up Till Now - 2005
Just Us - 2010 by Aimee Nolte & Hideaki Tokunaga