Najee in-studio, Blake Aaron, Blair Bryant: StreetBeat w Tony B. 5-11-.19
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Tony talks with renowned Saxophonist / Flautist NAJEE The Official Page + guitarist Blake Aaron + bassist Blair Bryant in between shows at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley in Seattle.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Multi-platinum and Grammy-nominated saxophonist and flautist Najee for four nights and six shows in support of his recent release Poetry in Motion. Band members joining Najee are: Blake Aaron (guitarist), Charles Johnson (guitarist), Blair Bryant (bass), Daniel Powell (drums), and Roderick Bonner (keyboard).
Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee has made a career following his heart and keen musical intuition by pushing musical boundaries, all of which have made him an international pioneer in the music industry. Having collaborated with everyone in the music business from Prince, Quincy Jones to Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan and Herbie Hancock, Najee’s technical agility, grace, compositional prowess, unbridled passion and fearless genre bending have made him one of the most sought after musicians of his generation. With two Platinum and four Gold albums under his belt, Najee is an icon whose musical vision spawned an entire new genre by fusing the music close to his heart (R&B and Jazz).
Blake Aaron has already scored several Top Five Billboard airplay hits with his current #1 Billboard single, “Groovers and Shakers,” which has been in the Top 5 for over 3 months and counting, his 2017 hit, “VIVID,” his Latin flavored single “Encantadora,” featuring saxophonist Najee, the soulful jazz tune “You’re The One For Me,” featuring vocalist Spencer Day, the slamming, brass fired old school jam “Groove-O-Matic.” and “Wes Side Story,” a soul jazz excursion and tribute to the great Wes Montgomery.
A first call TV & Film Session Guitarist, Aaron has worked for a laundry list of television shows such as 15 years with Fox’s “MAD TV,” Steven Seagal's “Half Past Dead 2,” “Super Dave Osborne”, “The Next BestThing” (ABC), and “The Ben Stiller Show” (FOX).
Blake Aaron has also been an internationally syndicated live music radio show host of The Blake Aaron Radio Show and Blake Aaron Live w Tina Anderson since 2008.
Blair Bryant, a contemporary jazz Bass player that sounds like Wayman Tisdale, Stanley Clarke, and Joe Sample. Jazz Fusion and Contemporary Jazz.
B2 New Colours is the debut project from Blair Bryant. New Colours is a showcase for Blair’s writing and playing style, which is upbeat, layered, lush and evocative of many pleasant tonal colors and moods. His creative influences among many are: Wayman Tisdale, Stanley Clarke, Joe Sample and Michael Munson. This CD is reflective of his growth and preference for Smooth Jazz, with well-developed melodies and instrumentation.