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Blake Aaron is a guitarist, composer, recording artist and radio show host.
Aaron has recorded and/ or performed with such artists, composers, and musicians as Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire), Sheila E., Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), The Gap Band, Frank Stallone, Lakeside, Dynasty, The Drifters, The Coasters, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Joe Houston, Mary Wells, Billy Bass, Bernie Worrell, Fish (Fishbone), producer Bill Laswell, Hiroshima, David Benoit, Najee, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, Ricky Lawson, Steve Reid's Bamboo Forest, Kuh Ledesma, and Gloria Trevi.
As a composer
Aaron is also an LA-based session guitarist, TV and film composer and has been the guitarist and/or composed for such television shows and films as MADtv where he was the show's guitarist for 14 years and co-composed the show's latest theme, Half Past Dead 2, (Steven Seagal) Super Dave Osborne (Spike TV), co-composed the show's latest theme, Chocolate News (Comedy Central), 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)
Solo music career
The debut release from Blake Aaron on Innervision Records, With Every Touch (2001), included guest appearances by Eric Marienthal and David Benoit. Three singles from this CD stayed in the Top 50 on the Gavin/SmoothJazz.com charts for 8 weeks each.
"She's So Fine," the first single from his second album, Bringin' It Back (2004), moved Blake into the forefront of smooth jazz by remaining in the Top 30 on the Radio and Records charts for 8 straight weeks. Two of the sophomore effort's singles reached a spot in the Top 100 of the year on the R&R charts.
In 2007, Blake recorded and released his 3rd Innervision Records CD, DESIRE. Singles included "Bumpin' on the Wes Side," and "Desire," The DESIRE CD was in the Top 20 on the Radio and Records charts for 15 weeks, and No. 1 on the Indie Charts for 20 weeks.
The latest single "Encantadora," was No. 6 on Billboard and No. 1 on the BDS/ Billboard charts. It was No. 13 for the entire year of 2011.
Blake Aaron's DESIRE CD has received international airplay on stations such as KTWV The Wave Los Angeles, WQCD New York, KIFM San Diego, KKSF San Francisco, WNUA Chicago, KWJZ Seattle, WLOQ Orlando, 105.7 "The Oasis" Las Vegas, KJCD Denver, WJZZ Atlanta, WMAL-FM, Washington D.C.
The Blake Aaron Radio Show
In 2008, Blake Aaron began hosting an internationally syndicated weekly radio show with Tina Anderson (Mark and Brian Show) recorded live from host station KSBR. Many affiliate stations are broadcasting the Blake Aaron Radio Show including KSBR/Mission Viejo, KIHT- HD3 St. Louis, WVSU/Birmingham, Solar Radio (Satellite radio in the UK and Western Europe), AmbianceJazzOnline.com, Jazz-City.com, CitySoundsRadio.com, WavJazz.net, SmoothJazzExpressions.com, Smooth Jazz Beach Radio, KSBR.com, OhZone.com (Taiwan) and JazzMatrix.com.
The Blake Aaron Radio Show is a musical interview live radio show in an artist to artist format. The show features live music and has had such guests as, Kenny Loggins, Yes, Ambrosia, Anita Baker, Frank Stallone, Alan Parsons, Bill Medley (The Righteous Bros.), Craig Chaquico, Boney James, Neal Schon (Journey), Peter White, Najee, Hiroshima, Mindi Abair, Spencer Day, Chieli Minucci, Paul Jackson Jr., Ricky Lawson, Evelyn Champagne King, Freddie Fox, Freddie Washington, Caleb Quaye (Elton John), Jessy J, Jackiem Joyner, UNam, and Nils Lofgren.