Interview with Aaron Boyle - Cincinnati Classical Musician and Cocktail MavenSage Warrior Gentleman - Three Facets of the Modern Man
01/15/22 • 81 min
A well rounded classically trained, professional musician and accomplished bartender, Aaron Boyle works to implement and stretch his creativity, gained and matured in the music world, to the hospitality industry.
As the current bar manager for Walnut Hills’ Comfort Station, one of Esquire’s Top 27 Bars in America 2021, Aaron works on leadership through education by fostering support and positivity among the staff, and ensuring that each employee feels confident in their personal creativity and ownership.
He is a certified Cicerone with over a decade of home and craft brewing experience. On top of his experience with beer, he is a seasoned bartender with enough creativity and confidence to experiment and create killer cocktails unlike any others. He was a 2013 gold medalist at the Cincinnati Winter Beerfest, winning in the IPA and Best of USA categories. He has been a finalist in both the 2021 Cincinnati Alchemy Fest and the 2019 Copper & King MixT&pe Competition.
Out from behind the bar, Aaron is a professionally trained trumpet player, having graduated from The New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music, and received a full ride to the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music’s masters program.
He has performed with the Siam Philharmonic of Thailand, Harvard Baroque Society, Richmond Symphony, Victor Paz Big Band, The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, The Ohio Light Opera, and The Dayton Philharmonic, as well as having taught as a guest teacher at the Danilo Perez Fundacion in Panama. Aaron was also invited to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Theatre München. This brought him the honor to perform with orchestras throughout Germany as well as the Salzburg Philharmoniker in Austria.
When he’s not fostering community at Comfort Station, you can find him on one of Cincinnati’s many public golf courses, or at any of the great bars in the area. He can also be found in the kitchen, experimenting with ingredients for delicious late night meals and new concoctions for the bar.
Link to Comfort Station: https://www.comfortstationcincinnati.com/
Aaron Instagram: @theboozecoupe
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