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Braxton Cook - Black Nostalgia

Heavily influenced by John Coltrane, Kenny Garrett and Frank Ocean, Braxton mixes the improvisatory elements of jazz, the soulful melodies of R&B and deeply emotional songwriting into a fresh sound all his own.

Named as a jazz prodigy and jazz marvel by Fader Magazine, Braxton exhibits world-class virtuosity on the alto saxophone but also a uniquely talented vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer whose sound blends jazz, soul, and alternative R&B into a fresh new sound all his own.

Meeting Christian Scott led to touring and recording with him as well as with Christian McBride, Jon Batiste and Marquis. He was a finalist in the Thelonioius Monk competition before releasing his own album and a one to watch alongside Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Butcher Brown and Kris Bowers.  Outside of jazz Braxton has played with Rhianna and Tom Misch.

Presenting music from his latest release: Who Are You When No One is Watching, featuring elegant, saxophone-driven instrumental tracks like “Indie” and smooth, progressive R&B songs like “90s”.  Themes of love and relationships throughout the album, juxtaposed with songs inspired by the journey of an independent artist and the everyday violence and struggles black men and women face in America.