Aaron Mortenson

Los Colognes

Aaron Mortenson


Paiste Artist Since
October 2018

United States

Main Affiliation
Los Colognes

„It is such a joy to play my Paiste cymbals. The clarity and tone they possess is unmatched.“



Originally from Chicago, Aaron (Mort) Mortenson got his start professionally backing up Grammy/Tony winning artist Heather Headley and Dove Award winning Allstar United. Since moving to Nashville in 2010, he has performed and recorded with artists such as Justin Townes Earle, RayLand Baxter, Caitlin Rose, Nikki Lane, G Love, John Popper, Buddy Miller, Hal Ketchum, Sleeping at Last, Margo Price, Cory Branan, Sarah Gayle Meech, Brazilbilly, Patrick Sweany, Adia Victoria, Erin Rae, and more. His main focus over the past 6 years has been the work with his own project Los Colognes.

Setup Cymbals

  • Details

    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Rich, warm, lush, deep. Wide range, complex mix. Giving and responsive feel. Broad, warm open sound. Compact, lush chick sound. Extremely versatile hi-hat, perfectly suited for dynamic, articulated playing in a wide range of styles. “They are just chunky enough, but not overpowering. They are a little more chocolaty than the classic 602s”, describes Vinnie Colaiuta.

  • Sounds