Curtis Aikens Is a performer and music educator, based in the Bay Area. Curtis’ main instrument is upright bass, and has worked with many Bay Area orchestras, jazz ensembles, theater companies and bands, but he also
plays and teaches guitar, piano, drums and voice.
He is an in demand music director for youth theater productions, and has most recently directed at 142 Throckmorton theater and the Yes! Foundation: Ross Valley School District. Curtis is also the rhythm section coach at Berkeley High School, and teaches privately. Curtis studied Jazz education at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and string pedagogy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.