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DC Commission’s Aaron Myers performs at Blues Alley

By day, Aaron Myers is the executive director of the DC Commission on Arts and the Humanities, but his involvement in the arts community doesn’t end there. Myers is a singer, a member of the Board of Governors for the DC Recording Academy (The Grammys), a pianist, an educator, and an activist, and audiences recently got to witness him in action during a live recording at the historic Blues Alley in Georgetown. 

“The first performance Blues Alley did after the pandemic was lifted was with me,” said Myers in an interview posted on his Instagram feed. “We could not do it at Blues Alley, we did it at the National Press Club. I am happy to be back in the original space.”

Myers, whose four previous albums include “Leo Rising” (2013),  “The Lion’s Den” (2015),  “Snowing in Vegas” (2015) and  “The Pride Album” (2021), is very much a crooner. With his velvety voice, he sings every genre of music. 

Songs performed by Myers at Blues Alley included: “What Now My Love,” “Baby Aren’t I Good to You,” and “Winter in America” by Gil Scott-Heron. Myers was particularly excited to perform a song that was a jazzy spin with added lyrics on a composition by Frédéric Chopin. As he performed, Myers enjoyed giving the backstory to his song list. 

Those who have seen Myers perform before know that audiences love his personality, especially when he finds joke material in a crowd. 

As is his style, Myers moved effortlessly between songs, bantering about composers and why he liked a particular song. Plus, Myers had jokes that work for everyone in the audience. The atmosphere was enlightening and entertaining.

Follow Aaron Myers’ on Instagram (@aaronmyers) to learn about performances in the D.C. area and his upcoming album release.

Source: Washington Informer

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