Born 1989, Winchester
Raised in the rural North West of England, Aubin was brought up surrounded by music and art.
After an adolescence filled with rock, blues, soul and jazz music, Aubin began studying for a Jazz degree at Leeds College of Music (LCoM) in 2008. Throughout his time at LCoM, Aubin performed extensively with saxophonist Matt Anderson’s Quartet as well with singer, Kate Peters’ octet. This included performances at Seven Arts, Lancashire Jazz Festival and Charlie Wright’s. After graduating in 2011, Aubin led his first group, an organ trio. Supported by the Jazz Yorkshire Futures scheme, they performed at venues including Wakefield Jazz and Sela Bar.
His next project was the jazz/folk duo, Blue Ejder, who performed original music inspired by modern jazz and Scandinavian folk music. This group performed across the UK and Sweden at venues including Manchester Jazz Festival and the Lescar. They featured musicians Neil Yates, Pete Turner, Jay Davis, Peter Janson and esteemed actress Christina Schollin. They recorded their debut album, “Songs to Poems by Karin Boye” in 2014, featuring trumpeter Neil Yates.
After moving to Sweden in 2013, Aubin played in Swedish folk group, Mareld, with a repertoire consisting of Swedish folk tunes and visa. He appeared on their fifth album, “And So It Goes…” which received positive reviews.
In 2015, Aubin moved to London. He began to gain a reputation for his mature and original improvisational style as well as his melodic compositional style. In 2016 he started leading his own trio, with bassist Simon Read and drummer Jay Davis, playing original music with influences including Jim Hall, Joni Mitchell and Benjamin Britten. They have played at venues including Manchester Jazz Festival 2017 and the Green Note, Camden. He also currently plays original music in the groups, Lanterns and Space Time Crystal.
Aubin is currently studying for a masters in jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, London.