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Stanley Turrentine, Oscar Brown, Jr., Dakota Staton,  Cassandra Wilson, Grover Washington, Jr., The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Barbara Montgomery, and many others.

He performed on the soundtrack for the movie “Ashes and Embers” by independent filmmaker Haile Gerima; was the conductor on Broadway for “Truly Blessed” about the life of Mahalia Jackson, was the conductor for “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill” with Criss Calloway in Edinburgh, Scotland; and was the conductor for “Essentially Ellington” at The Prince Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Aaron Co-produced the CD "Green Tara Sadhana" with Barbara Montgomery featuring Vernerable Losang Samten Rinpoche, assistant to his holiness, The Dalai Lama.

Aaron's television credits include: The Bill Cosby Show, The Lou Rawls Show, Japan Airlines,  Good Morning Australia, Conjureres Women in Jazz with Casandra Wilson, Theme for Carol Randolf Show, and the award winning documentary " Eyes on the Prize with Sweet Honey and The Rock".

Experience  A Closer Walk with God on CD, created in the soulful keys of Aaron Graves, accompanied by sounds of the ocean, narrated by Susan Carter.

Aaron Graves, Musician/Composer/Arranger/Producer/Conductor.

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Aaron Graves, raised in Reidsville, North Carolina, learned to play various instruments including piano, bass, organ, and drums, in the church where his father, a great musician with a musical family, was pastor. Aaron moved to Washington, D.C. at the age of sixteen where he attended The Duke Ellington School for the Performing Arts. This is where he began hearing the art form that some call jazz. After touring with various artists including Richard Smallwood, and The Voices Supreme, Aaron entered Howard University and received a Special Talent Scholarship. After two years study he transferred to the University of the District of Columbia to study with Jazz Master Calvin Jones. Aaron auditioned for a National Endowment of the Arts grant, was accepted, and studied with Jazz Master Kenny Barron. He has also studied with Jazz Masters Barry Harris and Stanley Cowell.

Aaron has been blessed to perform and/or record with greats that include:

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