Aaron Heick

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Aaron is a freelance musician currently living in New York City. Primarily a saxophonist but also specializing in many other woodwind instruments, Aaron has made a career of traveling through a diverse range of stylistic musical territory. An active member of the New York studio scene, he is heard on many recordings, movie & television sound tracks.

In the Spring of 2012, Aaron was asked by Paul Shaffer to become a permanent member of The CBS Orchestra, the house band for “The Late Show with David Letterman”, an honor he was proud to hold until the show ended in the Spring of 2015. Other highlights of Aaron’s career include working with Sting as a featured soloist on the “Symponicities” project, with Chaka Khan who he toured and recorded with through the 90’s, U.S. & European tours with Barbra Streisand, and being a member of a band led by Cameroonian singer/bassist, Richard Bona with whom he toured regularly throughout Europe, The U.S., Japan and Africa for a period of 8 years.

Other highlights include performances and recordings with Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Frank Sinatra, Carly Simon, Donald Fagen, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega, Vonda Shepard, Cyndi Lauper, Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Barry Manilow, Boz Skaggs, Christopher Cross, Ben E. King, Bobby Caldwell, Phillip Glass, Steps Ahead, The Manhattan Transfer, Ray Barretto, and The Caribbean Jazz Project.