Aaron Lebos Reality features Aaron Lebos on guitar, Eric England on bass, and Rodolfo Zuniga on drums. The band consists of some of the most in-demand touring and session musicians based in South Florida, who have been friends and played together for years. In early 2012 they came together to record Aaron's original material and have released 4 albums since - Jazilla, Aaron Lebos Reality, Turning Point, & their most recent What I See. ALR shows are high-energy bolts of music that have no explanation other than sounds that go straight to the heart of the listener.
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING...
“This South Florida power trio…plays music like Michael Jordan played basketball - with such grace, skill, energy and sheer dominance, that it’s almost not fair to the other trios out there.” - Ground Up Festival
“With his band’s new recording... guitarist, composer and arranger Aaron Lebos takes his group into new musical territory. The band is a more cohesive unit executing Lebos’ complex compositions with ease and verve.” – Ed Bell / WLRN 91.3 FM
“Aaron Lebos Reality makes a magical musical statement with its audacious debut, delivering the best in the tradition of the rock/jazz sound.” – AllAboutJazz.com
“Aaron Lebos is a guitarist with an interesting approach to progfusion, merging a myriad of influences into an indiosyncratic style.” – AcousticMusic.com
“The band’s innovative sound has drawn comparisons to Frank Zappa and jazz supergroup Return to Forever” – Miami Herald
Aaron Lebos is a well-known, versatile guitarist born and raised in the South Florida area. He received his Bachelors from the University of Miami and a Masters at Florida International University, both in Jazz Performance. Aaron developed much of his versatility playing gigs, touring and recording in the diverse South Florida music scene. He currently plays with some of the biggest names in South Florida such as Nicole Henry, Tony Succar and the Spam Allstars, as well as doing many other gigs and sessions.
Rodolfo Zuniga is a native of San Jose, Costa Rica . Since his arrival in Miami, he has become one of the most in demand jazz drummers and educators in South Florida. Currently Rodolfo is recording his second jazz album as a leader, keeping a busy local and national performance schedule, and touring the world with Julio Iglesias. He teaches at Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Broward College.
Eric England is a versatile and energetic bassist living in Miami. He comes from the greater Philadelphia area. Growing up Eric was surrounded by a musical family with both his dad and uncle being local musicians. It wouldn't be long before he found himself picking up an instrument of his own. Initially guitar, but the school band didn't have guitar, so bass guitar would soon be the answer. As time went on Eric only grew more serious about playing music and soon took up the upright bass as well expanding his musical taste from Motown and the Beatles to Jazz. Although young at the time, the Philadelphia Neo-Soul scene would soon also greatly influence Eric's musical direction and approach. Eventually, Eric would make his way to the University of Miami music program and achieve a music degree. Eric is now a full time working musician in the Miami area and is devoting most of his time to a select few original projects. He adds a ferocity and intense groove to the Aaron Lebos Reality which makes people stand up and move.