Award-winning saxophone player Aaron Bing whose memorable performances sharing the stage with The Temptations, Lenny Williams, Gladys Knight, Jeffery Osborn and Brian McKnight inspires a new generation of jazz fans was born in Miami, Florida of African American and Dominican descent.
Although he never met his biological father and his mother left when he was 12 year old, Bing took refuge in music as his life path and ultimate salvation. Always keeping a positive outlook, he was adopted by a loving family.
Bing, a self-taught music virtuoso who by the time he graduated high school had produced an entire album, credits Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn and Walter Afanasieff as his main inspirations.
"Music was something that came natural for me. It was what I enjoyed and loved so much. I learned how to play other instruments all through High school and even started arranging parts for the Marching Band. I studied everyone, Kenny G, Najee, Gerald Albright, as much jazz as I could find. Through it all I kept writing. I wrote my first song in the 10th grade”
Aaron grew up watching his aunt play the clarinet when she was in high school. When he was in 7th grade he used to go behind her back and use her clarinet to learn how to play. This was an old, broken wooden clarinet. However, he still managed to learn to play his first song on the first day of beginning band.
Since Aaron's grandmother didn't have the means to fix the clarinet he ended up using the schools' Bass Clarinet. There was a classmate who sat behind him in his beginning band class who played the baritone horn. He liked the way it sounded so in the 8th grade he went from playing the bass clarinet to the baritone, then the french horn. His 8th grade band teacher stayed after school with him for an hour, twice a week because he saw great potential in young Aaron. He gave him private lessons on the french horn.
He got introduced to Kenny G's music in the 9th grade when he was a guest on the Arsenio Hall Show. He liked the sound and was inspired to play the saxophone. Since then, he went on to play 21 different instruments with the soprano saxophone now being his main instrument. Years later his music career would cross paths with Kenny G again when his album "Legacy" and Kenny G's album made the 56th Grammy® ballot together.
In May 2010 Bing became a member of the Music Recording Academy. He has produced six albums to date: Always, Christmas Dream, Secret Place, Rebirth (54th Grammy ballot), Legacy (55th Grammy ballot) and the newly released Otra Parte Dé Mí which is a favorite contender in the Latin Jazz category for the 56th Latin Grammy® Awards.
Music collaborations include Tevin Campbell, Tyrese and Frankie Beverly among many others.
Aaron Bing's vision is to continue to produce albums as well as build and establish his own record label. He has a very strong intention to give back and help schools keep their music programs in place by supporting initiatives such as VH1's SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION. He is represented by Espada PR in Los Angeles. www.espadapr.com
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Aaron Bing is currently on tour with Tyrese... Check him out at a city near you. Aaron Bing has also opened for Shirley Murdock, Rahiem DeVaughn, Keci & Jojo, Gladys Knight, Jeffrey Osborn & Brian McKnight, just to name a few...
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Late Show with David Letterman
Bing drew national attention two years ago when he went on "The Late Show With David Letterman" to attempt the Guinness world record of 47 minutes, 5.5 seconds for longest continual note on a saxophone. He stood on the sidewalk outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre and using a technique called circular breathing, Bing held a low G on his soprano sax for 39 minutes and 40 seconds before the damp New York weather got to him and his reed.