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Aaron Aranita

Jazz Saxophonist and Pianist Aaron Aranita a professional for 30 years has recorded three CD’s of original jazz compositions since 1987 to the present. He has written more than 100 jazz compositions and is currently writing and arranging for an up and coming Big Band CD recording on Sugartown Records. Other Jazz artists recording his compositions are Saxophonist- Paul Fleisher and Harvey Thompson ( “Bird Is The Word”).

Among the awards and accolades he has received are the Billboard Certificate of Achievement for Jazz Composition for his tune, “Gregoria“ (1988),

In 2001 Aaron Aranita and Eastbound released “One Day”, a CD of 14 of Aaron’s original tunes . In 2005 He released “Don’t Stop The Feeling” with guest trumpet artist Valery Ponomarev.


I have been privileged to review two CD’s by Hawaiian multi-instrumentalist Aaron Aranita on this site. This latest release contains tracks from the “Eastbound” CD, together with sessions recorded in 1989 and 2004/5, and is a musical resumé for this talented guy.

The pretty latin dancer Jazzamba is a fresh opener featuring some lovely clarinet work. In some parts the timing is not rock-solid but that just seems to reinforce the “live” feel which adds to its charm. I feel like I’m hearing two trumpets here ��" and they’re both fantastic. A flute plays and I’m captured. Dance, dance, dance! Kekaha is a funky instrumental which again has a nice, loose “live” feel. I especially like Anthony King’s drumming on here and also Bill Valaire’s jazz-rock guitar solo which in a way shouldn’t work but which fits perfectly.

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Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Rough Jazz

Self Produced


Don't Stop The Feeling

Sugartown Records


Aaron Aranita Big Band

Sugartown Records


You Look So Good

From: Aaron Aranita Big Band
By Aaron Aranita


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