January 22, 2008
Jazz artist and national recording star Tom Braxton headlines the JT Braxton Jazz
Scholarship Concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Allen Theatre in the Texas Tech University
Student Union Building. The concert is the opening event of the university’s Black
History Month Celebration.
Braxton has played along side of some of the biggest names in the music industry and has been featured nationally on NBC’s "Inside Stuff," BET’s "Jazz Central" and CBS’s "The Saturday Early Show." "Smooth Jazz" magazine described his saxophone playing as "sparkling" and a reviewer wrote that he was "blown away" by Braxton’s sixth and latest CD "Imagine This."
Tickets are $20 for the general public and $15 for students with a valid Texas Tech ID. Tickets are available at all Select-a-Seat locations.
Braxton credits his father JT with introducing him to jazz at an early age. JT Braxton is also a musician, having released his own CD after his retirement from teaching band and orchestra in public schools for more than 40 years. The senior Braxton is 88-years-old and still plays tenor sax and violin every day.