I'm an Australian drummer based between Berlin and Canberra. I play a wide variety of music with a focus on contemporary jazz. I perform with many different ensembles in Australia and Europe, book bands for events, functions and venues and offer private tuition.
Aidan Lowe completed his Bachelor of Music (Honours 1st Class) at the Australian National University in 2011, receiving the ANU University Medal for outstanding achievement throughout his studies. During his years at ANU Aidan was an active member in the Canberra music scene, playing in many different ensembles in a variety of genres. From 2009-2012 he performed on twelve albums by Australian groups including Change by the Rafael Jerjen Quartet (2009), Samadhi by the Reuben Lewis Quintet (2009), Fractured Spring by the Reuben Lewis Ensemble (2011) and People and Lightbulbs by the Luke Sweeting Sextet (2012). As a member of many different ensembles, Aidan has toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and supported acts such as INXS, Tim Rogers and Chris Isaak (USA).
During his studies in Canberra Aidan also had the opportunity to play with visiting national and international artists including Katie Noonan, Matt McMahon, Katherine Lambert, Bill Risby, John Hoffman, Steve Newcombe, Lucian McGuiness, Miroslav Bukovsky and James Greening. He performed with Grammy Award winner Jeff Peterson (USA), renowned percussionists Dave Samuels (USA), Anders Åstrand (Sweden), John Lane (USA) and Alan Otte (USA), and played at a range of music festivals including the Wangaratta Jazz Festival (2009-11), National Folk Festival (2006-2011), Woodford Folk Festival (2007-2010) and the Canberra International Music Festival (2011).
In 2012 Aidan relocated to Berlin and began performing regularly with members of the European jazz and pop scene. In 2013 Aidan toured through Sweden, Poland and Germany with the Australian/Swedish collaboration SVELIA. Aidan also made multiple tours of Denmark with groups led by Kenneth Dahl Knudsen (Denmark) and Eyal Lovett (Israel). Lovett’s debut album, released in 2013, features Aidan alongside bassist Kenneth Dahl Knudsen, saxophonist Malte Schiller (Germany) and guitarist Ramiro Olaciregui (Argentina). Later in 2013 Aidan returned to Australia, performing at Noosa Jazz Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and extensively in Canberra with many different artists and groups.
So far 2014 has been a busy year for Aidan. In January he joined SVELIA on a national Australian
tour and recorded their debut album at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne. In February and March he performed all over Australia and New Zealand with the Antipodes Sextet, recording a live album in Wellington in the process (to be released later this year!). During this time he also performed and recorded the debut studio albums of Canberra indie-folk darlings Burrows, pop duo Beth n Ben and jazz pianist Tate Sheridan. In May Aidan traveled to New York to study music privately, before returning to Berlin in July to resume performances with the Eyal Lovett Trio and other groups.