“Légère reeds open a whole new world of sound for me, adding this reed to my mouthpiece and horn combination takes all the labor out of playing my horn. It made me fall in love all over again.”
Aaron “The Real” McCoy Jr. Saxophonist graduated from Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, with a BA in Musical performance and production with a concentration in Alto Saxophone. He was a woodwind instructor at South East Raleigh High School, Knightdale High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Also a member, announcer and student instructor for Platinum Sound Marching Band.
While at Shaw University Aaron was a member of the Concert Bands, Jazz bands and Pep Band, where he became the Pep-band Director. After graduation Aaron recruited for the Jazz ensemble for the University.
He has performed and opened with artists such as The O’Jays , Yolanda Adams, Jocelyn Brown, Yahzarah, Omar Lyefook, Coco McMillan, Donald Lawrence, Richard Smallwood, Gerald Hinton, Fantasia, Mary J. Blige, Chuck Brown, Dougie Fresh, North Carolina Jazz Band, LeeAnne Faine, Shirley Caesar, Melvin Williams, Lenny Williams, Liquid Pleasure, Foreign Exchange, Peabo Bryson, Hampton Jazz Festival, Ohio Three Rivers Festival, The North Carolina Symphony, The Missouri Symphony and his own band, the Mixed Water Band, who toured the east coast and was the house band for Zydeco Downtown owned by the two time super bowl star Antwan Harris, just to name a few.
Aaron was born in Norfolk, Virginia. His early schooling was in Virginia Beach, Va., where he fell in love with the saxophone, and music. Starting his musical journey in church at the age of 9, where he was a young musician. His craft was enhanced during his high school years at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia, under the direction of Mr. Elston Fitzgerald who helped perfect his musicianship and performance.
He is currently the Saxophonist on tour for the International Band “Who’s Bad” The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience, where he keeps Michael’s spirit alive playing the sweet sound of his classic hits. He has traveled US and a list of countries such as Brazil, Bahamas, Bermuda, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, and Jamaica among others.