Maryland raised saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, Braxton Cook is a status-quo challenging artist who first broke out on the scene with his 2017 release of his solo debut album Somewhere in Between. Heavily influenced by John Coltrane, Kenny Garrett and Frank Ocean, Braxton mixes the improvisatory elements of jazz and the soulful melodies of R&B and deeply emotional songwriting into a fresh sound all his own. His music pulls from his experience as a Millennial Black jazz musician in America and his music aims to speak to the margins in society.
While still a student at The Juilliard School, Braxton began his career touring the world with trumpeter Christian Scott. During this time Braxton recorded and released his first EP called Sketch (2014), quickly followed by Braxton Cook meets Butcher Brown (2015). Following the release of Somewhere in Between (2017), Braxton toured the album internationally performing in London, Japan and across the United States. The album had 4 tracks that landed on Spotify's Top 50 Viral in the U.S. playlist. Shortly thereafter, multiple tracks from the album were listed on State of Jazz and Alternative R&B playlists and Braxton was later placed on the cover of The Butter Playlist. In Spring of 2018, Braxton worked with a number of West Coast producers (Swarvy, Kiefer, Allmos) to create a collaborative project called Somewhere in Between: Remixes & Outtakes.
Braxton most recently released his sophomore album No Doubt (2018) which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts and amassed over 1 million streams in the first few weeks. In addition, as a leader, Braxton now has his first international tour under his belt and plans to continue touring and releasing music to his growing fan base in the coming year.