Although he is a Juilliard graduate, alto saxophonist, composer, and vocalist Braxton Cook is a progressive jazz musician whose recordings synthesize blues, gospel, soul, funk, and rap.
A native of Washington, D.C., Cook was drawn to his instrument at the age of five through his father, and the records in his house factored in his development as a listener and player. A major turning point for Cook came when he started a lengthy association with trumpeter Christian Scott
, including studio sessions and extensive touring over the course of several years. As a leader, Cook has released a handful of his own works. His output began with the self-released Sketch (2014) and Braxton Cook Meets Butcher Brown (2015), after which he joined the Fresh Selects
label for Somewhere in Between (2017), on which he broadened his approach by singing on a handful of cuts. ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi