Projects

I make music in a variety of groups with different focuses, all using improvisation as a main component. Check out some of these ongoing and past projects:

Tonal Masher - solo electroacoustic project focused on resonant saxophone feedback.

Gold Age - Oakland avant jazz quartet with Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa.

Ton Trio II - Oakland based avant jazz trio with Scott Brown and Alex Vittum

Aram Shelton Quartet - Chicago based quartet with Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich and Tim Daisy

Stratic - Oakland based electroacoustic trio with Michael Coleman and Alex Vittum

Fast Citizens - Chicago based sextet with Keefe Jackson, Josh Berman, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Anton Hatwich and Frank Rosaly

Marches - Oakland based sextet with Cory Wright, Michael Coleman, Doug Stuart, Jordan Glenn and Sam Ospovat

Arrive - Chicago based quartet with Jason Adasiewicz, Jason Roebke, Tim Daisy

Cylinder - San Francisco quartet with Darren Johnston, Lisa Mezzacappa and Kjell Nordeson

Last Distractions - trio with Josh Berman and Weasel Walter

Dragons 1976  - Chicago trio with Jason Ajemian and Tim Daisy

Ton Trio - Oakland trio with Kurt Kotheimer and Sam Ospovat

Flockterkit - ethereal sextet with saxophone, trombone, organ, bass, indian percussion and drums

Son of Gunnar, Ton of Shel electroacoustic duo with Steini Gunnarson

grey ghost - Chicago electroacoustic duo with Johanthan Crawford

774th street quartet - saxophone quartet with Keefe Jackson, Guillermo Gregorio and Thomas Mejer

Sounds:

Here are some sounds. Click here if you'd like to listen to them in a separate window.

Photos

Here are some various photos by Lenny Gonzalez, Peter Gannushkin, Carly HoopesMyles Boisen, and others:

Aram Shelton with Roofs Lenny Gonzalez

Aram Shelton by Lenny Gonzalez

Aram Shelton as Tonal Masher in Antwerp by Geert Vandepoele

Aram Shelton as Tonal Masher in Antwerp. Photo by Geert Vandepoele

Gold Age at Duende. Aram Shelton, Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa

Gold Age at Duende. Aram Shelton, Mark Clifford, Safa Shokrai, Britt Ciampa

Larry Ochs, Aram Shelton, Kjell Nordeson, Mark Dresser at the Stone. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.

Larry Ochs, Aram Shelton, Kjell Nordeson, Mark Dresser at the Stone. Photo by Peter Gannushkin.

Ton Trio II Layover by Myles Boisen

Ton Trio II at the Layover. Alex Vittum, Aram Shelton, Scott Brown. Photo by Myles Boisen.

Oakland Active Orchestra Aram Shelton

Oakland Active Orchestra at the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.

Stratic at the Hemlock by Carly Hoopes

Stratic at the Hemlock. Aram Shelton, Michael Coleman, Alex Vittum. Photo by Carly Hoopes.

Aram Shelton Cranes by Lenny Gonzalez

Aram Shelton. Photo by Lenny Gonzalez