Jazz aficionado, Aaron Myers, II announced yesterday via press release that in celebration of the successful release of his debut album “Leo Rising”, forthcoming sophomore album “Lion’s Den”, and recent award nominations by the Washington Area Music Association; he will be embarking on a Northeastern US city tour. Myers is a native Texan who began playing the piano at the age of 3. A veteran of the United States Army, where he also Played, Sang, Directed & Composed music; Aaron went on to Navarro College, majoring in Theatre and Business, where he was the musical director with the College Gospel Choir. In May of 2013, Aaron Myers released the Video “What’s a Man to Do?” from his Debut Jazz/Neo Soul Album “Leo Rising” (Released nationwide July 4th 2013) to critical acclaim. In July of 2013, Myers also opened the musical, “My Civil War” for the Capital Fringe Festival. Currently, he is the Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC and Minister of Music at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ. He will also be starring in the gospel musical "God Is Not Through With Me Yet." directed by Geneva Carney in August at THEARC in SE Washington DC. "I am very proud and happy to be apart of this production." Said Meyers in a brief sit down to catch up on this very busy forthcoming year for him. "This will give me the opportunity to maintain and strengthen the connection that I have with the church community with whom which are my original supporters. Once you have their love, trust and support, there's nothing you can't accomplish. They will always keep it real with you, and will force you to sink or swim, grow or stunt."
Congratulations are in order as singer/songwriter Aaron Myers, II has garnered three prestigious Washington Area Music Awards (“WAMMIE”) nominations in the following categories:
Best Jazz Vocalist
Best Jazz Recording – Leo Rising
Best Debut Recording – Leo Rising
The corners of Meyers' mouth turned up into a Cheshire Cat grin sort of like how a 16 year old's would after just passing the drivers' ed test. "These nominations mean so much to me because as a transplant who's been so well received by the beautiful people here, it says to me that my music isn't just well liked, but it's also on some level respected. That's all any artists or anyone who is passionate about his or her profession or vocation for that matter really wants at the end of the day; to know that their work is not being done in vain. And it's not that I deserve the respect, it's that I have been blessed and fortunate enough to put forth time, effort, and product that is worthy of it." Speaking of product, Myers' sophomore album “Lion’s Den” is set to release on July 4, 2014 and he will be touring this coming fall. The tour kicks off on the heels of his sophomore album right here in September at Blues Alley and the following tour dates are tentative as follows:
Washington, DC (Blues Alley)
New York, City New York