Aaron Aranita - Composer/ Arranger Saxophonist & Pianist

Performer and composer for 35+ years.

Recordings and performances with Kaleo Kalani, Don Tiki, Eastbound, Nelda Alvarez,Michael Chock, Al Romero, David Yamasaki-"Hawaii 5/4", Alex Briguglio, Paiea, Kit Samson, Keahi Conjugacion.

Backup acts as the Temptations, Natalie Cole,Bob Hope,Andy Williams, Phyllis Rashad, Don Ho, Jim Nabors, Danny Gans,Clint Holmes, Tribute To Sammy Davis Junior Show with Garry Moore.
Musical, "Ain't Misbehavin'"
Musical Groups- PBS Big Band, Milestone Jazz trio -6 years at Mariposa Restaurant-Neiman Marcus, Shari Lynn- Fascinating Rhythm at the Kahala Hotel Veranda Lounge, Kit Samson Group, Latin Groups-Picante, Salsaloha,Rolando Sanchez, Rodney Perez-Tropi-jazz , Mistura ( Sandy Tsukiyama-Carlinho Do Pandeiro) -Brazilian Jazz. 
Monterey,CA- B- Natural Quintet, Jackson Stock Orchestra, Jake Stock and the Abalone Stompers, Don Schamber's MPC Alumni Big Band. Eastbound Band- Murray Low - piano, Victor Gonzales and Tom Bockhold- bass, Tim Gutierrez-congas and percussion, Anthony King-drums, and Bill Vallaire Guitar.
San Francisco - Bob Enos Big Band, Rudy Tenio Quintet-Fil-Am Jazz Festival, Cookie Wong, Josie Canion.
Jazz quartet with Bison Katayama- in Yokohama, Japan. 
Sam Williams and Ike Bell, Montgomery, Alabama.
Boston- fusion jazz group- "Birdland"

Big Band Compositions and arrangements published nationally on Otter Publishing

As a pianist - backed jazz musicians- Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, Delafeo Marsalis, Bobby Broom,

Skip Martin, Donald Harrison

Written and arranged music for Pete Christlieb  and Carl Saunders

New Latin Jazz CD release (2017) of original music featuring the Brent Fischer Orchestra

Eastbound Band

JAZZIMPROV MAGAZINE Fall 2005...regardless of the label or style of music from track to track, Aranita is a skilled reed artist and composer, and the depth of his artistry shines throughout. 

 

CONTEMPORARYJAZZ.COM- This CD is for those who are looking for a taste of retro with a hint of Brazilian influenced jazz. All 14 tracks are original music by Aranita. Since I never heard of him, this project was a great introduction for me into his musical genius. Aranita is a superb alto ans soprano sax player who even dabbles a little with flutes, keyboards, programming and clarinets. 

 

ABSOLUTELY.NET lists "Where The Wind Blows" from Don't Stop The Feeling as #60 in the top 100 jazz song downloads in Greece. 

PBS Big Band - Phil and Bob Scellato-leaders

The PBS Big Band

saxes Ambrose Splescia, Wayne Kawahara, Gordon Tokishi, Paul Stanley, John Lundgren, (Jonathan Cabagbag, Scott Villiger)

Trumpets- Phil Scellato, Bob Scellato, Mark Minasian, Ken Hara, Stanton Haugen

trombones- Thomas Ricer,  Russell Lum

Aaron Aranita- Piano, drums- Phil Bennett Bass- Ernie Provencher, Kevin Leong