Singer/Musician Aaron Myers to Release Debut Project, “Leo Rising” | Plus Tour Dates

Emerging Neo-Soul And Jazz Artist “Aaron Myers” Embarks On A Journey Of A Lifetime With Upcoming Release Of His
Debut Project, “Leo Rising”

been a long time coming and in the making but the amazing talent of
Aaron Myers is finally arriving at the forefront of the jazz music
scene. This young talented entertainer has come a long way since he
served as the Brigade Musician and Choir Director after joining the
United States Military in 2001. And later after leaving the military,
enrolling in Navarro College, where he majored in theatre and business,
he became the musical director with the College Gospel Choir. All this,
while also running for the Mayor’s office of Corsicana, Texas.

In 2005, Aaron relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he co-hosted Comedy
Night at Miyagee’s on Sunset with Josh Nassar, and was Music Director
for the Youth Department at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. During
this time, he composed the soundtrack and was Music Supervisor for “A
Song and a Prayer”. His accomplishments are many and continue to expand
enormously as the years go by.

Now in 2013, Aaron’s music career
has reached the pinnacle where he is ready to embark on a brand new
solo project; one that he is extremely proud of and one that will most
assuredly leave the jazz and neo-soul music community in awe.

Aaron is now in the studio finishing up the final tracks, mixing, and
mastering on his soon to be released debut full length album “Leo
Rising”. The new record will consist of his brilliant original works,
combined with his own unique arrangement of classic jazz songs.

When recently interviewed, Aaron was asked to comment about his feelings
on the new project, and what emotions he was experiencing before and
during the recording of the CD. “I was born in Dallas but was raised in a
very small community where I never believed that I would reach my
dreams in music, and actually experience success”, Stated Aaron. “I
never believed those dreams could come true, but I woke up one day after
my Dad passed away and decided that life was too short, and I needed to
make this move. The move was falling in love with ME, and allowing the
love to spread”.

The debut release, “Leo Rising”, recorded at
Avatar Studios (Formerly The Power Station), “deals with the personal
struggles of how to love myself and others”, states Myers. “It also
deals with how to cope with outside circumstances; which oftentimes
influence how you love yourself and others”.

Aaron’s musical
influences vary, ranging from old to newer genres. He loves ragtime and
the early jazz composers such as James P Johnson and Eubie Blake. When
it comes to Gospel, it’s Thomas A. Dorsey, Caravans, Mattie Moss Clark,
James Cleveland, and Ricky Dillard. His 60’s era influences includes
such greats as Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme, Aretha
Franklin, Smokey Robinson, and Sam Cooke.

When it comes to Soul
& R&B, Stevie Wonder is a huge favorite. Regarding his
songwriting process and inspiration, Aaron indicated, “I am easily
inspired and would be writing at almost every moment of every day if I
could. But, the process does take a lot of discipline because I’m easily
distracted by other tunes that may creep into my head”.

Myers is currently the resident artist at the “Black Fox Lounge” in
Washington DC, on the first and third Fridays of each month. Look for
Aaron on NBC channel 4 in DC, where he will be the featured accompanist
for the show, “Be a Voice VIP” contest’. The show airs on June 1st. On
June 6th at 9:00PM he will introduce his new music, sound, and style to a
new audience at DC’s “Busboys & Poets”.

In Aaron’s ongoing
efforts to support worthwhile causes, he will perform at the “Swiss
Embassy” on June 27th in an appearance that benefits “Fair Girls” to
raise awareness for the plight of female trafficking.

performance and crowd interaction is one of Myer’s biggest strong
points. When asked what gets him on stage and inspires his performances
and shows, he replied with no hesitation. “The fact that when I land on
stage, someone who was about to abandon hope, would see what I was
doing, and be inspired to keep their heads up”.

On music related success, Myers states; “When someone thinks for a certain period of time; and your music starts to play”.

Aaron Myers debut record, “Leo Rising” is earmarked to hit the streets
on June 7th of this year. A celebration and CD release party will be
held at the Black Fox Lounge on the 7th at 8:00PM. Aaron will also be
featured in the June issue of the online magazine The Digital
Conglomerate. A Tour in support of the new project is in the planning
stages. To keep up on the career and schedule of this energetic,
creative young jazz artist, you can visit his website at

Aaron’s Upcoming Performances …… in a nutshell

April 19th, May 3rd, May 17th, 2013 9:30pm – 12:30am No Cover
June 7, 2013 CD Release Celebration [Leo Rising] 8:00PM
The Black Fox Lounge
1723 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20009
PH: (202) 483-1723
June 1, 2013 7:00PM Saturday
NBC Channel 4 — Washington DC
Featured accompanist “Be a Voice VIP” Contest
Thursday – June 6th 9:00PM No Cover ($5 suggested donation (no one will be turned away *club policy)
Busboys and Poets
5TH & K 1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-789-2227
June 27, 2013 6:30 – 10:30PM
An Evening of Jazz with Aaron Myers and the Black Ensemble
to raise awareness and funds for “ FAIR GIRLS”
The Swiss Embassy
2920 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC

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