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Aaron Myers

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

June 9, 2018 9:30PM
Jojo's Restaurant & Bar U Street NW
1518 U St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia

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Aaron 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 Theater and Business, where he was the musical director with the College Gospel Choir.

In 2005, Aaron relocated to Los Angeles, CA where he performed his comedy at open mics at many of the comedy clubs in Hollywood (The Laugh Factory, Ha Ha Cafe, The Comedy Store, Ice House). Musically he was the featured talent at the Fashion TV's 10 year Anniversary Party, and as a studio musician he composed/recorded the soundtrack for the film, "A Song and a Prayer". Not forgetting his roots, he worked as the musician for the Youth Department at West Angeles Church of God in Christ.

At the age of 20, Aaron ran for Mayor in Corsicana, Texas, the youngest person to ever do so.  Serving as a field organizer for 9 months during the 2008 presidential campaign working for the Obama/Biden Ticket he moved to Washington, DC to oversee the closing of the Global Family Program, acting as the last paid National Director.
While in DC, Aaron grew deep musical roots performing at major events in the nation’s capital such as: 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, National Legal Aid & Defender Association 100th Anniversary, Rehearsing/Directing/Performing 100 Voice Choir at the World AIDS Conference, Various events at the French & Swiss Embassies, teaching music classes for the DC Summer Program, Teaching Master Jazz Performance Classes with students from Canada & France, performing at the Library of Congress and a featured artist for the Capital Jazz Festival for 3 concurrent years.

In May of 2013, 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, Aaron Myers co-starred in the docu-musical, "My Civil War" for the Capital Fringe Festival, and starred in the play “God is not Through with me Yet” in August of 2014.  In 2015, Myers released his sophomore album "The Lion's Den" & holiday album "Snowing in Vegas" that featured both covers and original works.  Aaron was voted "Best Singer" in the Washington City Paper Reader's Poll in 2015 & 2016.  He has also worked with the local NBC affiliate as the musician for "Be a Voice VIP" and served as Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge for 5 years (over 150 shows).  In 2016 Aaron was awarded "Jazz Artist of the Year" by the IMEA's (International Music & Entertainment Awards).

Currently, Aaron Myers is the Resident Artist at the Mr. Henry's in Washington, DC and Minister of Music at Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ.  His public activist work can be seen as he lobby's for the rights of Jazz Artist in Washington DC.  He also serves on the Board(s) of Directors for Crittenton Services of Greater Washington, CTE Vision Foundation & The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation.