Aaron Hill was born and raised in Port Orchard, Washington. He began playing saxophone at 10 years old and by the end of high school was also studying clarinet and flute. Aaron was introduced to Jazz in 9th grade by his band director, leading to a life-long (so far) obsession with the music.
In 1998 Aaron moved to Hawaii and began studying with multi-instrumentalist Scott Villiger, a Julliard-educated veteran of The Machito Salsa Big Band, Radio City Music Hall, and Broadway. In 1999 Aaron began studies at the University of Hawaii, where he came under the tutelage of classical saxophonist Todd Yukumoto and performed much of the standard repertoire for classical alto saxophone. During his nearly ten years Hawaii Aaron made a living playing and teaching the saxophone, performing at one time or another with virtually every member of the Hawaiian jazz scene, in every major venue, and on every major Island. For his final three years he also studied for a master's degree in classical music history with a focus on the music of the twentieth century.
In 2007 Aaron moved to Durham, North Carolina, and soon after began teaching private saxophone, flute, and clarinet lessons, as wells as performing with various ensembles throughout the southeastern US. In 2010 he enrolled in the Masters of Jazz Studies program at North Carolina Central University, studying privately with, among others, Brian Horton, Joey Calderazzo, and Branford Marsalis. Upon receiving his masters (doubling in Performance and Composition) Aaron returned to playing and teaching full time. To date Aaron has taught more than 10,000 private lessons and performs approximately 100 times a year.
Aaron has performed throughout the lower 48 United States and Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, and Sweden, and has shared the stage with, among others, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Jimmy Heath, Cyrus Chestnut, Chaka Khan, Isaac Hayes, and Michael McDonald. His recordings have been heard on television and radio nationwide, including on Sesame Street and The Discovery Channel.
Aaron holds the position of Adjunct Saxophone instructor at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and at North Carolina Central University, where he is also the director of the schools second Big Band, and teaches Jazz Arranging and Jazz Theory.