Dynamic. Energetic. Charismatic. Warm-hearted. These are just a few adjectives that have been used to describe saxophonist Tom Braxton, whose distinct, melodic sound has been thrilling audiences of all ages from coast to coast and abroad for two decades. The versatile instrumentalist and gifted composer is a seasoned performer who has the amazing ability to “grab the heart-strings” of the audience within the first few minutes of his show, engage them with his exceptional skill, wit and charm, and leave them astounded and clapping. That’s why “Jazz Review” calls Braxton “one of smooth jazz’s most prolific saxophonists” and why SmoothJazz.com says Braxton is “one of the most respected and loved sax men…a treasure and incredibly talented composer, producer and musician.”
Braxton has recorded nine albums, including “The Next Chapter” featuring Grammy winners Bob James, Earl Klugh and Ricky Lawson. He toured extensively with Waymon Tisdale as his musical director for 17 years and has been touring with Klugh and Keiko Matsui. In addition, he has shared the stage with great artists like Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Peter White, Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross.
For his Marine View appearance, Braxton will be joined by four outstanding regional musicians: Osama Afifi on bass, Eugene Bien on keyboards, Frank Seeberger on guitar and Brad Boal on drums. Don’t miss an outstanding evening of jazz in the beautiful confines of Marine View Church, 8469 Eastside Dr. N.E. Braxton takes the stage on Sunday, March 10 at 5 p.m. Visit www.marineviewpc.org or call (253) 229-9206. Admission is free to all ages