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Blake Aaron is a guitarist, composer, recording artist and radio show host.
Aaron has worked with Bernie Worrell, Bill Laswell, Billy Bass, Bobby Womack, Carlos Santana, David Benoit, Dynasty, Eric Marienthal, Fish, Fishbone, Frank Stallone, Gloria Trevi, Hiroshima, Joe Houston, Kuh Ledesma, Lakeside, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Marion Meadows, Mary Wells, Najee, Nelson Rangell, Philip Bailey, Ricky Lawson, Sheila E., Steve Reid, The Coasters, The Drifters, and The Gap Band.
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. Guests have included Alan Parsons, Ambrosia, Anita Baker, Bill Medley , Boney James, Caleb Quaye , Chieli Minucci, Craig Chaquico, Evelyn Champagne King, Frank Stallone, Freddie Fox, Freddie Washington, Hiroshima, Jackiem Joyner, Jessy J, Kenny Loggins, Mindi Abair, Najee, Neal Schon, Nils Lofgren, Paul Jackson Jr., Peter White, Ricky Lawson, Spencer Day, UNam, and Yes.
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