About Harker Concert Series: Aaron Lington Organ Quartet
Grammy Award-winning baritone saxophonist and composer Aaron Joseph Lington received his B.M. from the University of Houston, Moores School of Music, and both his M.M. and DMA from the University of North Texas. He is currently the coordinator of jazz studies at San José State University. His credits include collaborations with the San Francisco Symphony, Maynard Ferguson, the Count Basie Orchestra, Bo Diddley, Randy Brecker, Tommy Igoe, Pacific Mambo Orchestra, and others. He has won awards from Downbeat Magazine and ASCAP, and was the 2003 recipient of the Sammy Nestico Award. He was named the 2011 “Jazz Educator of the Year” by the California Music Educators Association and has been recognized multiple times in both the Downbeat Magazine Critics and Readers Poll. In 2015 he was named as a Silicon Valley Artist Laureate. The San José Mercury News praises Lington’s playing as “revelatory… he obviously relishes the beautiful, blustery bark of his instrument ….”
The Harker School
The Harker School is a non-profit, private K-12 school in Silicon Valley that has earned international recognition for its top academics, quality teachers and students' achievements. Founded in 1893, Harker is the largest independent school of its kind in California, with a dedicated campus for each of its divisions – elementary school, middle school and upper school – in San Jose, Calif.