Blake Aaron

THE MUSIC

 

Blake has released four full-length albums and a handful of radio singles to date. His new album “Color & Passion” will be released in 2019. See below for details and sound samples. Singles are listed below the album at the bottom of the page.

 
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UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASE

COLOR & PASSION

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COMING IN 2019

Track listing, guest artists and sound samples coming soon! Join Blake’s email list at the bottom of this page to be among the first to know about the new album release!

 

soul stories

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Drawing on a lifetime of diverse musical influences to create a masterful fusion of jazz, R&B, soul, rock, blues and Latin sounds, Southern California based Blake Aaron creates his most expansive, fully expressive collection yet, artfully alternating his lead voice between three of his favorite guitars: the D’Angelico hollow body, the Fender Stratocaster and the Cordoba Nylon string.

Saxophonist/flutist Najee, vocalist Spencer Day, and vocalist Derek Bordeaux, are among the guests. Aaron scored Top Five Billboard airplay hits with his first-ever Latin flavored single “Encantadora,” a high energy exotic funk tune featuring Najee on flute; the soulful, percussive jazz tune “You’re The One For Me,” featuring Aaron’s powerful electric lines playing off vocalist Spencer Day’s romantic storytelling; and the snappy and slamming, brass fired old school jam “Groove-O-Matic.” Aaron also released as singles the contemporary Latin dance romp “Sol Amor (A Story of Passion)” and the mid-tempo R&B romance “You’re My Miracle (A Story of Bliss in the Groove)” featuring co-writer Derek Bordeaux on lead vocals. The cleverly titled “Wes Side Story,” is a spirited 60’s soul jazz excursion that takes Aaron back to one of his key guitar influences, the great Wes Montgomery, and also draws inspiration from Eddie Harris, a premiere saxophonist from that era. 

Though fans have heard some of the tales on Soul Stories over the airwaves these past few years, the full-length collection features several brand new tracks that find Aaron taking his game as a multi-guitarist, composer and producer to the next level. After performing the Hall & Oates 70s pop/soul classic “Sara Smile” live for many years, Aaron reworks it as an ultra-emotional, “screaming” and “weeping” extravaganza that throws the door to his rock and blues side wide open. Then come two story songs at the heart of the album, “Story of My Life, a balmy atmospheric South American fusion of Argentine tango and Brazilian vibes; and the alternately simmering and soaring “Story of the Blues,” an intense electric blues ballad with an undercurrent of old school keyboards. Aaron whips out his Stratocaster for a tour-de-force version of the classic “Europa,” re-imagining it as an exotic but bluesy cross between the Gato Barbieri and Santana versions and opening with a rich orchestral intro with a beautiful nylon string guitar.

 

desire

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Blake Aaron releases the hot new CD, DESIRE - packed with 15 songs of sexy grooves and beautiful, unforgettable melodies, produced by the legendary Paul Brown and Hussain Jiffry, and mastered by the renowned Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson, Norah Jones, Kenny G and more), and is sure to catapult Blake to the next level of contemporary jazz stardom. 

Aaron has come a long way from the kid who played rock shows on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and toured with R&B acts like The Drifters, The Coasters, Little Anthony, Mary Wells, and Bobby Womack. Aaron, who, even from the beginning and through it all, always loved, played and studied jazz, is a guitarist who is known best for his passionate musical style, his memorable compositions, his soul and technical expression on the instrument, and his ability to connect with an audience. Since those early days, Aaron has been a staple on the national music scene for many years both as a live performer and in the studio. 

A composer with an edge, Aaron has been the guitarist/ and or composed for such television shows and films as Steven Seagal’s "Half Past Dead 2," "MAD TV" (FOX), "The Next Best Thing" (ABC), "The Starlet" (w/Faye Dunaway) (UPN), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN),"The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX), and has recorded and/or performed with such artists as Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), Kuh LaDesma, Gloria Trevi, and The Gap Band.

 

bringin' it back

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Blake Aaron has been a guitarist on the national music scene for many years as a live performer and in the studio. He is and has been the guitarist for such television shows as "MAD TV" (FOX), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN),"The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX), and has recorded and/or performed with such artists as Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children) and The Gap Band.

On the heels of the R&R Charting #2 New and Active 6 weeks running single "One Moment With You" featuring David Benoit from the album With Every Touch, comes the new CD from Blake Aaron called Bringin' It Back. A brighter, more energetic departure from With Every Touch, Bringin' It Back blends some of the more funky retro grooves with urban, R&B, and a touch of blues all in a smooth jazz format. The first hit single from Bringin' it Back, "She's So Fine" has a fun, retro, smooth jazz sound as if Wes Montgomery was playing with Tower of Power and aptly features Greg Adams on trumpet.

 

with every touch

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Blake Aaron has been a guitarist on the national music scene for many years as a live performer and in the studio. He is and has been the guitarist for such television shows as "MAD TV" (FOX), "10-8" (ABC), "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB), "Gary and Mike" (UPN),"The Ben Stiller Show" (FOX), "Sunday Night Comics" (FOX), and has recorded and/or performed with such artists as Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children) and The Gap Band.

 

SINGLES

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