Diploma in Music and Audio Technology
Aaron James Lee Han Ming, 21, Drummer The Steve McQueens, The Aaron James Lee Trio Aaron James Lee is a drummer, composer and educator from Singapore. He has been playing drums professionally from 2008, after winning Singapore DrumFest Drum Challenge Asia (U12 Category).
Turning 22 years old in 2017, he has since been making his mark both internationally and locally in the Jazz and R&B scene. Aaron James Lee is part of The Steve McQueens, a Neo- Soul and Jazz band from Singapore.
Formed in 2013, the band has released an EP (Einstein Moments) and more recently, their first full- length album (Seamonster). He has worked with founder of acid- jazz band (Incognito), Bluey Jean Paul Maunick, at Livingston Studios, where the album was recorded.
In May 2015, Aaron performed at the O2, London, with The Steve McQueens. Regionally, Aaron has performed at Java Jazz Festival 2015, Sing Jazz Festival 2015 and Mosaic Music Festival. In October 2015, The Steve McQueens played at the Summer Sonic Festival 2015, Tokyo, as part of the Seamonster Tokyo Tour. The Steve McQueens has also performed at the closing ceremony SEAGames 2015, playing to an audience of 50 000, at the National Indoor Stadium.
This year, the band headlined at GetaiSoul 2016, Singapore’s first local- centric soul festival. They will be playing at Jarasum Festival (South Korea), and OzAsia Festival (Australia) come October and September respectively. Aaron has recently embarked on his solo project, The Aaron James Lee Trio, with Kerong Chok (organ) and Andrew Lim (guitar). The organ trio’s music gravitates towards traditional swing. As a session drummer, Aaron works with Bec Laughton (Australia), Eric Moo (Taiwan), Charlie Lim(Singapore) Nathan Hartono, Alicia Pan, Linden Charles (Australia).