"...a genius on the guitar"
     The Los Angeles Times

BLAKE AARON

Color and Passion

Fall For You - Blake Aaron
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#1 on Billboard and on the charts for 5 months!

Groovers and Shakers - Blake Aaron
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#1 on Billboard and in the Top 3 for 3 months!

Sunday Strut - Blake Aaron
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New single feat. Najee!

Drive - Blake Aaron
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#1 for all of 2019!!

Vivid - Blake Aaron
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Billboard Top 10 and on the charts for 6 months!

Color and Passion - Blake Aaron
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Beautiful ballad title track from Color and Passion.

"a guitar player's guitarist"
                   Critical Blast

Daylight - Blake Aaron
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Riviera Nights - Blake Aaron
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Current smooth jazz/soca hit single out now!

Fiery, passionate Latin Hit from Color and Passion

"a perfect blend of Jazz, Latin, R&B and Funk."
     The Atlanta Daily World

Godfather Brown - Blake Aaron
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Weekend in Paradise - Blake Aaron
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The funky horn laced tribute to James Brown!

Don't You Worry Bout a Thing - Blake Aaron
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The roots reggae jam from Color and Passion!

"...amazingly talented"
                         Dave Koz

A fiery cover of the Stevie Wonder classic!

"...captivates the senses from the first note and never lets go…”
             AllAboutJazz.com

Soul Stories

Encantadora - Blake Aaron
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#1 Billboard track feat. Najee on flute!

"...one of the greatest treasures as a guitarist.”
             Najee

 

Wes Side Story - Blake Aaron
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Europa - Blake Aaron
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Top 10 Billboard hit tribute to Wes Montgomery!

Very passionate rendition of Santana's classic!

You're the One for Me - Blake Aaron
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Story of My Life - Blake Aaron
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Billboard Top 5 hit feat. vocalist Spencer Day!

A beautiful epic piece from the Soul Stories CD!

Sara Smile - Blake Aaron
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Soulful cover of the Hall and Oates classic!

Groove-O-Matic - Blake Aaron
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#5 Billboard hit from Soul Stories!

Blake Aaron Bio

BLAKE AARON

Color and Passion

Named “a genius on the guitar” by the Los Angeles Times, "a guitar player's guitarist" by Critical Blast, “...one of the greatest treasures as a guitarist,” by Najee and .."amazingly talented" by Dave Koz, Blake Aaron launched his career as an L.A. studio musician/sideman and has recorded and/ or performed with artists such as Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire), Sheila E., Frank Stallone, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), The Gap Band, Ronnie Laws, Keiko Matsui, Najee, Warren Hill and many others. Aaron was also the guitarist for "MadTV" a long running comedy show on the FOX television network for 15 years.

 

Right out of the gate with two #1 Billboard singles and one #1 single on the Radiowave/ Groove Jazz charts for the entire year 2019, Color and Passion is already feeling like a greatest hits CD for Blake Aaron before it’s even released on September 18th, 2020. Now a Billboard #1 producer himself as well as artist with his self-produced, silky-smooth “Fall for You,” Aaron also teams up with hit producers Darren Rahn with the #1 Billboard single, “Groovers and Shakers,” the #1 for all of 2019 Radiowave single, “Drive,” and with Adam Hawley for the upcoming single, “Sunday Strut.” 

 

“Although I love being a music producer, have composed and produced for many talented artists as well as most of my own music,” Aaron says, "sometimes it opens up new and rewarding possibilities for a producer to be produced, and I have two of the best on this CD. I am grateful to have both self-produced and composed songs as well as collaborations go to #1 on the Billboard Charts on this CD.” 

 

The first #1 single from Color and Passion, “Groovers and Shakers,” a funky, very catchy but harmonically rich jam featuring Rahn’s signature “sax stacks,” almost didn’t happen. Another single was finished and ready to be sent to all of the radio stations with just a few weeks before “going for adds,” the beginning of a single’s radio campaign. “Just before I was preparing to leave for a family vacation, I received a great track with no melody from a very talented artist and producer with whom I had talked about working together for a long time, saxophonist Darren Rahn. I literally had minutes to record a guitar melody before we left, but Darren’s track was so good that it inspired a melody right way. I sent it to Darren and my radio promoter, they loved it, so we switched up singles at the last minute and the rest is history.”

 

Since “Groovers and Shakers” was so successful, Blake Aaron and Darren Rahn teamed up again with another #1 collaboration, “Drive,” the high-energy, pulsating smooth jazz theme song for your summer drive featuring Darren’s brother Jason Rahn on Flugelhorn.

 

Just weeks before Color and Passion was to be mastered and manufactured, Aaron teamed up with fellow hit guitarist and producer Adam Hawley for “Sunday Strut,” the uptempo, smooth jazz horn guru, David Mann’s brass infused bounce featuring long-time friend and frequent concert partner, legendary saxophonist, Najee.

There’s no denying the Vivid and diverse palette of Color on this CD created by Aaron’s love and lifetime experience with a wide array of musical styles, and certainly no escaping the intense fire and emotion of Passion created through his torrid, soulful and expressive guitar playing and compositions. This is especially evident and deeply felt on songs such as the title track, “Color and Passion,” a gorgeous, yearning, reflective and soul searching ballad that features Aaron on two guitar voices he doesn’t play often, nylon string and horn-like guitar synth. 

 

“Having such a love for so many diverse musical styles and experiences has been mostly a blessing but also slightly a curse. A blessing because I have never been bored and have been on this wonderful journey both musically and personally that continues to unfold with new and exciting adventures, but only slightly a curse because I may have gotten to where I was going with my music and my personal life a little faster without so many twists, turns and detours in the road.”

 

Add to all this a very hip and funky horn laced original tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown with “Godfather Brown,” a fiery Latin tune with “Riviera Nights,” a roots reggae jam with “Weekend in Paradise,” and the current Smooth Jazz Soca radio single, “Daylight,” and you have all of the rich, vibrant Color and dynamic Passion of Blake Aaron’s Color and Passion,  the exciting new CD that is firmly rooted in smooth and contemporary Jazz, but not afraid to venture and explore into all of the wonderful musical possibilities that are a part of this lyrical and imaginative artist’s journey.

 

Blake Aaron Live In Concert

Blake Aaron Hi Res Promo Pics & Charts (Click to Expand)

Booking - Michael Brotten Infinity Artists (951) 216-5064

Booking - Michael Brotten Infinity Artists (951) 216-5064

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Management - Keith Lawson W Entertainment (202) 277-0943

 

 

 

 

 

1. Fall For You

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys, Production Programming

Tony Moore: Drums

Darryl Williams: Bass

Tateng Katindig: Piano and Keyboards

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

2. Groovers and Shakers (Feat. Darren Rahn)

Written by Blake Aaron & Darren Rahn

(BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI, ODIPANTZ MUSIC/ASCAP)

Produced by Darren Rahn & Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys

Darren Rahn: Saxophones, Wurli, Synths, Programming

Mel Brown: Bass

Tarell Martin: Drums

Mixed by Darren Rahn at

The Litterbox, Denver, CO

 

3. Sunday Strut (Feat. Najee)

Written by Blake Aaron & Adam Hawley

(BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI, MBFENTERTAINMENT/ASCAP)                 

Produced by Adam Hawley

Blake Aaron: Guitars

Najee: Tenor & Soprano Saxophones

Eric Valentine: Drums

Mel Brown: Bass

Adam Hawley: Rhythm Guitar, Rhodes,

Strings, Organ, Programming

David Mann: Horn Arrangement, Saxophones

Trevor Neumann: Trumpet

Mixed by Adam Hawley

 

4. Drive

Written by Blake Aaron & Darren Rahn

(BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI, ODIPANTZ MUSIC/ASCAP) 

Produced by Darren Rahn

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Synth

Jason Rahn: Flugelhorn

Darren Rahn: Saxophones, Wurli, Rhodes,

Synths, Synth Bass, Programming

Tarell Martin: Drums

Mixed by Darren Rahn at

The Litterbox, Denver, CO

 

5. Vivid

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys,

Drum & Production Programming

Hussain Jiffry: Bass

Rob Mullins: Piano and Keyboards

Scott Martin: Saxophone and Horn Arrangement

Stan Martin: Trumpet

Andy Martin: Trombone

Mixed by Blake Aaron at
Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

6. Color and Passion

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Nylon String Guitar, Guitar Synth, Additional Keys, Production Programming

Luanne Homzy: Violin

Craig Sharmat: String Arrangements

and Virtual Strings

Tony Moore: Drums

Hussain Jiffry: Acoustic Upright and Electric Bass

Tateng Katindig: Piano

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

7. Daylight

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys, Production Programming

Kimaya: Vocals

Tony Moore: Drums

Darryl Williams: Bass

Tateng Katindig: Piano and Keyboards

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

8. Riviera Nights

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys, Production Programming

Tony Moore: Drums

Darryl Williams: Bass

Mike Whittaker: Piano

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

9. Godfather Brown

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys,

Drum & Production Programming

Hussain Jiffry: Bass

Rob Mullins: Piano

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

10. Weekend in Paradise

Written by Blake Aaron (BLAKE AARON MUSIC/BMI)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys,

Drum & Production Programming

Darryl Williams: Bass

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

11. Don’t You Worry 'Bout a Thing (Feat. Kim Scott)

Written by: Stevland Morris aka Stevie Wonder 

(BLACK BULL MUSIC/JOBETE MUSIC)

Produced by Blake Aaron

Blake Aaron: Guitars, Additional Keys, Production Programming

Kim Scott: Flute

Ronnie Gutierrez: Percussion

Tony Moore: Drums

Mel Brown: Bass

Tateng Katindig: Piano

Lee Thornburg: Horn Arrangement,

Trumpet and Trombone

Mike Parlett: Saxophones

Mixed by Blake Aaron at

Blake Aaron Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 

All songs written by Blake Aaron except:

“Groovers and Shakers” and “Drive” written by Blake Aaron and Darren Rahn

“Sunday Strut” written by Blake Aaron and Adam Hawley

“Don’t You Worry 'Bout a Thing” written by Stevland Morris aka Stevie Wonder

 

Najee appears courtesy of Shanachie Records

Darren Rahn appears courtesy of Side 2 Music

 

All songs mastered by Steve Hall (FutureDiscSystems.com)

Tony Moore’s drum tracks recorded at Mike Parlett Studios, Los Angeles, CA (TalentedProductions.com)

Layout and Design by Robert McLain at the Sundial Agency (TheSundialAgency.com)

Photography by Dan Boissy (DanBoissy.com)

 

THANK YOU

 

And the amazing journey continues! Touring across the US and Europe playing for all of my long time and new friends, the end of a wonderful 7 year syndicated radio show (thank you Tina Anderson!), producing many more projects for a lot of amazing talent, a 7 year old boy, a 12 year old daughter, another new house (another move!) and a few bumps in the road later, here we go (finally!) with
Color and Passion, a long overdue CD that has all of the beautiful

Color of my life and all of it’s Passion poured into it. 

 

I am once again blessed and grateful to be able to work and/or spend my life with these awesome people! Thank you! My beautiful wife Sina and my wonderful kids, I thank God for you every day, I love you. Mom, Rob, Brian and my family thank you so much for your love and support. Dad, you’re still always with me. Adam Leibovitz at ASL Music Media, there could not be a more devoted, invested radio promoter out there. Thank you for the #1’s! Couldn’t have done them without you! Steve Belkin at Innervision Records, thanks so much for your dedication, tireless hard work and comedic conference calls! Robert McLain at the Sundial Agency, besides being just about the coolest guy ever, you are all about making the artist shine and much of my “shine” is entirely due to you, thank you! Clay Pasternak at CPI and Symphonic Distribution thank you so much for always going the extra mile! Michael Brotten at Infinity Artists Group, your loyalty and dedication is off the charts. Thank you for always being in my corner! Najee, it is once again an honor to have your amazing musicianship on my record. It is always a privilege and a blast to perform on stage with you! Peter Vidmar and Suzan Smith, I will always be grateful for your faith and support.

 

Although I love being a music producer, have composed and produced for many talented artists as well as most of my own music, sometimes it opens up new and rewarding possibilities for a producer to be produced, and I have two of the best on this CD. Darren Rahn, what an honor to write 2 songs with you, have your unmistakable signature production talent on both and have both go #1 (“Drive” for all of 2019!). Adam Hawley, we’re just getting started, but you’re knockin' me out bro! Love your fresh ideas and your totally on the ball, professional production style. Looking forward to more! Craig Sharmat thanks once again for the beautiful string arrangements! You gave the title track of Color and Passion more of just that. Dan Boissy thanks for the great shots! You really captured the vibe of Color and Passion on “film.” Steve Hall, you always add the icing on the cake! Rick Scott, SmoothJazz.com, Allen Kepler and Art Good, thanks so much for helping me get the word out to all the friends and fans! To all the amazing musicians on this record Najee, Kim Scott, Darren Rahn, Kimaya, Tony Moore, Darryl Williams, Jason Rahn, Tateng Katindig, Rob Mullins, Mike Whittaker, Craig Sharmat, Adam Hawley, Hussain Jiffry, Eric Valentine, Tarell Martin, Lee Thornburg, Mike Parlett, Mel Brown, Ronnie Gutierrez, Scott Martin, Stan Martin, Andy Martin, David Mann, Trevor Neumann and Luanne Homzy, thanks so much for your brilliant musicianship and helping me to create an even more
Vivid Color and an even more intense Passion.

 

Innervision Records

InnervisionRecords.com

(818)72-GROOVE

 

Radio Promotion

Adam Leibovitz

ASL Music Media and Promotion

adam@aslmusicmedia.com

 

Booking

Michael Brotten

Infinity Artists Group

michael@infinityartistsgroup.com

(951)216-5064

 

 

 

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