Pacific Coast Jazz national recording artists Robert Sanae and Tom Braxton’s recent release, The Sanae/Braxton Collaborative—The Other Side, is a delicious blend of contemporary, chill and smooth jazz brewed up by these two label mates. Tom, a native Texan, is noted as one of jazz’s most prolific saxophonists as well as a composer/producer/keyboardist and has released nine albums, including The Sanae/Braxton Collaborative – The Other Side. Tom currently tours with jazz guitarist Earl Klugh and was the music director for the late bassist Wayman Tisdale for 17 years. Robert, a native Daytonian, multi-genre composer/producer and multi-instrumentalist, is a product of a rich musical heritage and accomplished Dayton musicians and has released three albums. Robert began his professional career as the youngest member of the R&B group Zapp featuring Roger Troutman, where he was a trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist as well as an audio and editing engineer. During his tenure with the Troutman organization, Roberts’ performance credits encompassed five albums out of the Troutman camp.
Sanae and Braxton have both shared the stage with numerous who’s whos of the jazz world and continue to imprint their brand into the music world.