BMRW Promotions will host international artists Tom Braxton on sax and vocalist Kimmie Horne for An Evening of Smooth Jazz . Lansing’s own 496 West will warm the stage. This special edition takes place on Friday, November 23 at 7 pm at the Holt High School Margaret Livensparger Theater, 5885 W. Holt Road in Holt., Michigan.
Saxophonist and composer Tom Braxton understands that his purpose on earth is to create music that touches our hearts. The 2017 West Texas Walk of Fame inductee has his own distinctive and recognizable sound which incorporates elements of Jazz, Latin, Funk, and R&B. For 17 years, Tom toured extensively with Wayman Tisdale as his Musical Director. Braxton is currently touring with Earl Klugh in the U.S., South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Ghana, and Japan. He he has also performed with shared the stage with many great artists including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Peter White, Brian Culbertson, Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, Warren Hill, Bob James, Lee Ritenour, Paul Brown, Paul Jackson Jr., George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub, Norman Brown, Sheila E., Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, and Phillip Bailey and Keiko Matsui. His music swirls through your soul and leaves listeners filled with a sense of joy.
As an internationally renowned vocalist, model and actress Kimmie Horne’s talents have elevated her to headliner status at the the Epicure Festival in Ontario and at elegant clubs in Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, San Francisco, Toronto, Jamaica, London, Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Kimmie keeps a busy schedule and she has performed for heads of states and invited to Hawaii to do a 3-hour command performance. She’s been a featured performer at top-name artist festivals such as the Legends of Jazz in Jamaica and shared the stage with talents as diverse as Ahmad Jamaal, Pieces of a Dream, Angela Bofil, Stanley Clarke, Keiko Matsui, The Neville Brothers, The O’jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Isaac Hayes and the All Female Jazz Ensemble Straight Ahead.
Kimmie is a descendant of legendary songstress and actress Lena Horne and singer/songwriter Cleveland Horne of the Fantastic Four. Kimmie has established longevity with “The Kimmie Horne show” which includes her five accomplished musicians and three background singers. Not only has she transformed, non-traditional jazz songs into a fresh new and respectable jazz repertoire, she launched her own annual music festival (the Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival) with great response. She was awarded Best Female Jazz Artist for the 1st Annual Detroit Music Awards.
For more information on the An Evening of Smooth Jazz, visit www.bmrwpromotions.com or call 517-372-7246.