Aaron Holthus is a jazz bassist and musician from Kansas City. Holthus gains momentum constantly as a young artist, garnering praise and respect from peers and mentors as well as accolades from leading jazz institutions like Berklee, the University of North Texas, and the Ravinia-Steans Institute. He worked as a highly sought-after sideman in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in recent years, also co-leading Oak Trio with drummer John Sturino and pianist Ben McDonald. Oak Trio released its debut album, Liminality, this year. Holthus previously graduated with honors from the University of North Texas with a B.M. in Jazz Studies, also being named the single “Outstanding Undergraduate in Jazz Studies” by the faculty there and playing in the 7-time Grammy-nominated One O'clock Lab Band. There and in Berklee's Global Jazz Institute, Holthus played with notable jazz artists like Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, and Mike Moreno.