Hartt & Soul Productions Presents: Benefitting One World
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Show Time : 7:00 PM
Saxophone superstar Kim Waters celebrated his 30th year as a recording artist, has released 20 solo album, and has amassed 16 Top 10 and 14 number one singles, four number 1 CDs, and many millions of album unit sales. He offers his world-wide audience digital delights abundant with his distinctive, soul-imbued melodies, seductive grooves and consistently inspired performances. Waters’ primary influences were jazz icons Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Paul Desmond, and Cannonball Adderley. His first instrument – at age 8 – was the violin (“That didn’t go over well with the fellas” says Waters) and within five years he found his true calling on the alto and soprano saxophones. Soon after, he organized his first professional band with his brothers, James (who still performs with him) and Eric, and his hometown friend (and soon-to-be jazz piano legend) Cyrus Chestnut. Subsequently, Waters has shared stages with many of the best including Ray Charles, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman and Grover Washington, Jr. to name a very few. Waters now makes his home in the Austin, Texas area and, when he’s frequently on the road, at the important music venues throughout the world. His 2014 release, Silver Soul, pleased long-time fans, earn him innumerable new followers and again affirm his rightful stature as the world’s #1 Urban Jazz saxophonist.