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Aaron's Story

Aaron White (Northern Ute/Diné) is a Grammy Nominated Award Winning Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter/Native American Flutist and Flute Maker, and Lecturer on the Culture, History, and Musical Properties of the Native American Flute. In 1991, Aaron formed the groundbreaking group Burning Sky. They combined Native American flute with acoustic guitar, drums and pioneered a sound that earned them a 2003 Grammy Nomination for Best Native American Album for “Spirits in the Wind” and a 2004 Native American Music Award for Group of the Year as well as his first solo Flute recording “Moon Light Love Songs” that received Best Flute Recording from The Native American Music Awards for 2022. For 28 plus years, Aaron has been one of Arizona’s busiest Indigenous Musicians, performing guitar and flute in concert, at many venues, museums, major events and private corporations. He has been a regular performer for many years at the Sheraton Grand At Wild Horse Pass Resort on The Gila River Reservation in Chandler, AZ and Venues in Northern AZ. Aaron has performed with John Densmore (The Doors), Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bruce Cockburn, Jesse Valenzuela of The Gin Blossoms, Loli Vega(Red Bone), Buffy Saint Marie. Worked on soundtracks with Barry Goldberg(Keyboardists Paul Butterfield Band, Electric Flag/Mike Bloomfield, Bob Dylan), Greg Leisz(Slide Player K.D Lang, Jackson Browne). Opened for Taj Mahal, Jackson Browne, Dave Koz and many more notable musicians. Aaron’s Flute/Guitar Music is used on many soundtracks of award-winning films such as 2023 release of "Lakota Nation vs United States” which opened in Theaters in the summer 2023 and will premiere on AMC+ and Hulu. The Doe Boy" (NHK Award Sundance Film Festival), “Sud Funk, Life of the Navajo” (ARD Germany), “Life of the Navajo” (NHK Productions Japan), and “Two Spirits” (PBS), “True Whispers – Navajo Code Talkers,”(PBS)and “Secret of the Lizard Woman(ABC), Grand Canyon National Parks (PSA’s). Aaron is an accomplished Native American Flute Maker. His Flutes are part of the collection of The Musical Instrument Museum and are on display at the MIM in Phoenix, AZ, where Aaron has performed many times. Aaron White has been an artist in residence at The Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, Crazy Horse Memorial Custer, South Dakota, Southwest Museum University of AZ Tucson, AZ, Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ. Creating Native American Flutes and sharing the Music with those of all ages. Aaron believes music is medicine that can heal and mend the spirit of all people around the world, “All of us carry the gift of music in our heart and soul. May we always share these gifts with Gratitude and Warming Hearts”


Guitar Player 
Musical Genius 
Grammy Nominated

Award Winning Artist

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