1pm - 3pm
The Continental Club - Houston
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Houston, TX 77002
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Aaron is the quintessential R&B drummer, and his “in the pocket” style of playing and authentic delivery is unparalleled in the world of drummers today.
Aaron Spears (originally from Washington DC) was born into a musical family in 1976, with his interest in drums first developing through involvement with the Church. As a result of his Pentecostal upbringing, Aaron has had instilled in him such values as keeping the Lord first in his life, and a strong determination to inspire and encourage other talented drummers.
At 23 years of age, Aaron joined a local band in DC called Gideon Band (GB). Their music is best described as a fusion of jazz, R&B and rock, serving as the foundation for lyrics spreading God’s word. It was with GB that Aaron really began express himself as a musician and gained the attention of people not only in his local area but all over the country.
It was his work with the Gideon Band and the great timing of one of his mentors, Gerald Heyward, which saw him gain the attention of Usher’s MD Valdez Brantley. Shortly after meeting Brantley, Aaron joined Usher’s backing band, The Funk Rock Orchestra, whom he has played for ever since.
Joining Usher’s camp not only awarded Aaron the opportunity to play with some of the greatest musicians on the planet in the form of Juan “Natural” Najera, Arthur Strong, and Valdez Brantley, but gave him the opportunity to tour the world over, also appearing on a special performance with Usher and James Brown during the 47th Annual Grammy Awards.
This clinic was fantastic. Aaron plays amazing and is a down to earth nice guy. Fantastic sounding drums. Thank you Erik and everyone else for making this event possible.