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The Pulse of Entertainment: Guitarist Blake Aaron Offers ‘Color & Passion,' Led by ‘Day Light'


(September 11, 2020) - "I try to see music visually," said lead guitarist Blake Aaron about the titled of his September 18, 2020 album release titled "Color ad Passion" (Innervision Records). "Music makes a lot of color to me."

Blake is currently promoting the latest single release from the upcoming project titled "Day Light." The "Color and Passion" album features saxophonists David Rahn ("Vivid"); Najee ("Sunday Strut"); flutist Kim Scott ("Don't You Worry ‘Bout a Thing"); bass players Darryl Williams, Hussain Jiffry and Mel Brown; drummers Tony Moore and Eric Valentine; keyboardists/pianists Rob Mullins, Tateng Katindig and Mike Whittaker; horn players/arrangers David Mann and Lee Thornburg, and guitarist Adam Hawley ("Sunday Strut"). Two of the singles, "Fall for You" and "Groovers and Shakers" went #1 on Billboard. The project consists of previously released hit singles, new original material and cover songs.

"A lot of them I've worked with quit a bit," said Aaron about the featured guests on the "Color and Passion" album. "I worked with Najee. He and I been working together for quit sometime. I have some great piano players, Mike Whittaker produced by first record in 2001."

Blake is fluent in Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Pop, R&B, Latin, Caribbean, Jazz Fusion and Rock. As a musician he has played for such acts as The Gap Band, Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire), Bobby Womack, Carlos Santana, Sheila E. and Najee, and for such television shows as Fox's "Mad TV" and ABC's "The Next Best Thing." He is also a radio show host for his "Blake Aaron Live with Tina Anderson" aired in San Pedro, California at KSBR.

"The guitar stuck...the guitar expressed what I felt. As a kid I wanted to play Rock-n-Roll, then Jazz. I ate it all up. I even went to the school of music," Blake explained. "Someone said, ‘Check out R&B.' I played R&B. I was even a studio musician. A never ending thing...I loved everything, but it made my career less focused. I went from sideman to being an artist. I had songs I wanted to get out there. I had a five song EP I programmed myself. Peter (Vidmar), was a gymnast who won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics, he said. ‘I want to give a gift to those who attend my motivational (classes) something special.' He wanted my EP. I said let me do it better."

Aaron told Vidmar that they might as well make it official and they launched the Innervision Records label to distribute the EP from. Twenty-five years later not only do they distribute Blake's music worldwide but a long roster of Jazz, Neo-Soul and Smooth Jazz musicians and artists. So watch out for the full-length "Color and Passion" Blake Aaron project on September 18th via Innervision Records and catch Blake live at the "Mallorea Smooth Jazz Fest" in Spain October 4 - 10th.

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice MoseleyMS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Timeswww.ThePulseofEntertainment.comEVENTS: "Uplifting Minds II" Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto for more information or to RSVP. 

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