Michigan Accordion Society

Honorary Member

Mr. Aaron Caruso

Honored by MAS on March 7, 2014

Mr. Aaron Caruso Tenor Great - We are very proud that Aaron is our very first Vocalist Michigan Accordion Society Honorary Member. Aaron has been supporting the accordion by performing with an Accordion accompaniment since his teen years and enjoys performing with an Accordion to this day. When back in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, Aaron helps to support the accordion and works to help raise money for the Michigan Accordion Society to help keep the accordion and its beautiful music alive in our community.

Aaron Caruso has been singing for 20 years. Classically, he studied piano for ten years and trombone for six years. He's been performing on stage since the age of 6. He attended the world renowned "Interlochen Arts Academy" for high school. He earned his bachelor degree in Vocal Performance with an Italian Minor from University of Michigan. He speaks four languages fluently (Italian, English, Spanish and French) and can sing in seven including Russian, Latin and German. He has studied Opera abroad in Italy for one year and in New York City with Maestro Luigi Veccia for 8 years. Maestro Veccia was a student of Marcello and Mario Del Monaco.  He has performed extensively throughout the United States at Performing Arts Centers, Concert halls and festivals.  Aaron also specializes in Classic Neapolitan music.

He studied opera with Maestro Veccia from Rome in New York and Italy and has also studied the art of entertaining an audience with 10-time, Reno, NV “Entertainer of the Year”, Danny Marona.

Caruso presents a unique show that will mesmerize you with the beauty and power of an operatic voice singing marvelous Italian songs like they should be sung in a fun entertaining way. “He embodies a vanishing species: the good natured, good looking, pull-out all the stops showman from the same mold that spawned Dean Martin and Danny Kaye ...”    –Cabaret Scenes, John Hoglund Aaron has created a truly entertaining show, taking the audience on a romantic journey to Italy with such favorites as "Volare" and "Mamma". Aaron will also take you to Broadway with The Phantom, and even sings the up-tempo songs of Tom Jones. Although happy for his Italian heritage, Aaron is also proud to be an American and always includes a song for our Veterans. Caruso was chosen by film producer Sonny Grosso and 15-time Grammy winner, Phil Ramone to sing the role of Mario Lanza, which fulfills a lifelong dream: Lanza played Caruso, now Caruso will play Lanza!

He has performed to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall in a tribute to Mario Lanza and on the Red Carpet event for NBC at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. He sang to a crowd of 10,000 people in Lawrence, MA at the “Feast of the 3 Saints”. He also performed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, many casinos in Reno, NV, Atlantic City and Connecticut. Caruso has headlined hundreds of Italian Festivals across the country from San Diego to Boston and everything in between. This show is a crowd-pleaser, both entertaining and moving and truly has something for everyone to enjoy. There is a piano solo, lots of music and laughter, and always a great time. Often ending with Bocelli’s Con Te Partiro or Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma”, this show is filled with spontaneous standing ovations from beginning to end.

“…the crowds were on their feet several times.” – Cabaret Scenes, John Hoglund

"Your career will be incredible as you have the total package...I must have had at least 100 people asking me to bring you back." – Mike Lomazzo, "Feast of The 3 Saints"

"Aaron's performance was stellar and excited the audience to a level we have never experienced with any performer at our event thus far." – Giovanna DiBona, San Diego Sicilian Festival

"You sing like Mario Lanza; I want to see you in the movies.."  – Tony Bennett

"This kid’s amazing!" – Jerry Vale