Aaron Blackmon -Blackman
Aaron Blackmon Professional Musician/Co-Producer,Session Guitarist,Musical Director/Touring Guitarist *Educational Background: Graduate of Springfield South High School Springfield, Ohio.Graduate of Clark Technical College Springfield,Ohio.(AA). Currently acting as Cultural Ambassador of the United States of America. Experience: Freelance Musician/Songwriter-Producer:, 1st Baptist Church Choir Vocalist,Touring Bassist/Guitarist with several Ohio based college/concert semi- professional bands.*1983- was invited onstage to "jam" by John Cougar Mellencamp at the mega birthday party for his then girlfriend Diane.*1984-1990 formed a song writing team that won the highest accolades from The A merican Song Writers Guild..Performed live on the air as featured artist on BBC Radio Taipei's "Guitar Show",hosted by Ling Wei.Performed as recording/touring guitarist/vocalist as a member of Zapp&Roger,and was Musical Director/Co- Producer on Shirley Murdock's lp "A Woman's Point of View".Was Touring Guitarist with"Sly Fox".*1991-Was sessionist at Paisley Park Studio's Minneapolis,Minnesota.1994 was guitarist for blues and soul legends Willie Clayton and Tyrone Davis1996- Featured Guitarist with the infamous Pickford Live Hall house- band"Science International ".2002 Tourin g guitarist/rapper for "Yuki Kobayashi", "Calyn"and Daisuke Imai .2003-Performed on television program's as guitarist/vocalist/spoken word for many Japanese artist's such as Toshinobu Kubota ,.2004 performed as guitar on Japan television's top music show "Hey,Hey,Hey" with Mary J. Blige, and as guitarst for Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men Yokohama ,Japan.2005 Perfomed as touring bassist for Ashanti's Concrete Rose Asia Tour .
Performed as guitarist in Abuja ,Nigeria with Ashanti for 60,000 people for The Battle of Hope and The Fight Against A.I.D.S. and The Trafficking of Women.
2013 performed as touring guitarist Ashanti Billboard Japanz
Also performed on many Japanese CD's as guitarist/vocalist like
"Double","Chemistry","Sunaga-T","The Transformer","Kazami","SoulHead","Junpe Shina",jazz trumpeter "Issei Igarashi" and many other's to date. Discography:1985~1999 SUGARFOOT"Sugar Kiss" 1:A Warner Bros.#25168-nalog HUMAN BODY"Cosmic Roundup" Elektra#60433-1:Analog ZAPP"The New Zapp 4 U" Warner#25327-1:Analog SHIRLEY MURDOCK"Shirley Murdock" Elektra#60433-1/2:Analog/CD ROGER"Unlimi ted" Reprise#25496-1/2:Analog/CD SHIRLEY MURDOCK"A Woman's Point Of View" Elektra#60791-1/2:Analog/CD ZAPP"Vibe" Reprise#25807-1/2:Analog/CD GEORGE CLINTON"Hey Man...Smell My Finger" Paisley Park#9 25518-4:CD ZAPP&ROGER"All The Greatest Hit's" Reprise#45143-2:CD 1999~ "SoulHead"(Sony AssociateArtist's) ,"Double"(4 Life Records) and "Ayano"(Toy's Factory)."KD02" 2006 Performed guitar in the Kuraki Mai promotional video Diamond Wave.
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