Live from the Fenway – Blake Aaron
Don’t miss Fenway Hotel’s Jazz Summer Concert Series! Hot jazz, cool ballroom, delicious dinner. It’s sure to be swinging!
The first artist to play in Fenway Hotel’s Jazz Summer Concert Series is Blake Aaron, dubbed “a genius on the guitar” by the Los Angeles Times. Aaron launched his career as an L.A. studio musician and sideman and has recorded and performed with an incredible array of jazz, pop and R&B artists. These include Philip Bailey (Earth Wind and Fire), Sheila E., Frank Stallone, Bobby Womack and Carlos Santana (Womack-Save the Children), The Gap Band, David Pack (Ambrosia), Jimmy Pankow (Chicago), Lakeside, Dynasty, The Drifters, The Coasters, Tommy Walker, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Joe Houston, Mary Wells, Billy Bass and Bernie Worell (The Funkadellics), Fish (Fishbone), producer Bill Laswell, producer Michael Lloyd, Keiko Matsui, Hiroshima, David Benoit, Najee, Eric Marienthal, Ricky Lawson, Nelson Rangell, Marion Meadows, Steve Reid’s Bamboo Forest, Kuh LaDesma, and Gloria Trevi.
A first call TV and film guitarist, Aaron has also worked for such television shows as Fox’s “MAD TV,” where Blake was the show’s guitarist for 14 years and theme cocomposer with Emmy Winner Greg O’ Connor. His other TV and film work includes Steven Seagal’s “Half Past Dead 2,” “Super Dave Osborne” (guitarist and theme cocomposer), “The Next Best Thing” (ABC), “The Starlet” (w/Faye Dunaway, UPN), “Chocolate News” (Comedy Central), “108” (ABC), “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment” (WB), “Gary and Mike” (UPN), “The Ben Stiller Show” (FOX), and “Sunday Night Comics” (FOX).
Aaron was an immediate success as a solo artist, with three singles from his debut With Every Touch remaining in the Top 50 on the Gavin/Smoothjazz.com charts for at least eight weeks. He reached even higher ground with his second album, Bringin’ It Back , whose single “She’s So Fine” remained on the Radio & Records charts for eight straight weeks; two singles from this release reached the Top 100 of the year. After the well received holiday set A Romantic Christmas , Aaron’s 15-track third album Desire spawned a variety of hit singles, including “Bumpin’ on the Wes Side”; Desire was in the Top 20 on Radio & Records for 15 weeks and #1 on the Indie Charts for 20 weeks.
As an artist, Aaron has performed over the years at The Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, Houston, TX , The Taste of Laguna Niguel – Cobilled w/ Peter White, The Catalina Jazz Festival, KWJZ Jazz Festival, Seattle, WA – Cobilled w/ Chris Botti & Boney James, Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, The Gas Lamp Jazz Festival, San Diego, CA, The Pasadena Jazz Festival, Jazz Alley Jazz Club, Seattle, WA, The Orleans Casino, Las Vegas, NV, The Green Valley Ranch Casino and Resort, Las Vegas, NV, Lake Las Vegas Casino and Resort, The Nugget, Reno, NV, The KJJZ Gardens Concert Series, The WGRV Space Coast Jazz Festival, Melbourne, FL, The WGRV Crowne Plaza Concert Series, Melbourne, FL, The WGRV Hilton Concert Series, Cocoa Beach, FL, The WLOQ Jazz Under the Stars Festival, Orlando, FL, The KQXT 102 Riverwalk Jazz Festival, San Antonio, TX, The KRVR Whitmore Mansion Concert Series, Modesto, CA, The KSBR Birthday Bash Annual Concert, Mission Viejo, CA
“I’ve been blessed to have a career that has allowed me to work with so many amazing musicians and share my music with fans all over the world,” says Aaron. “Artists often say they are most proud of their latest recording, but with Soul Stories, that’s truly how I feel.” His fans are now looking forward to his next release, Color and Passion, but you can catch him live from the Fenway on Sunday, June 30th, at a concert that includes a three-course dinner in the Caladesi Ballroom. Buy tickets here!