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Bethel Memorial AME Welcomes Tom Braxton

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On Sunday, December 8, 2002, Bethel Memorial AME Church will present “Thou Art Holy” A Christmas Celebration at 5:30 p.m. The special guest of the evening will be Braxtonian Music Recording Artist Tom Braxton featuring Arlington Jones.

Braxton’s exciting performances have distinguished him as one of Texas’ hottest contemporary smooth jazz artists. Braxton’s skill on soprano, alto and tenor saxophone has been thrilling audiences of all ages and ethnic backgrounds for more than fifteen years. He has shared the stage with artists such as Luther Vandross, Phillip Bailey, Kirk Whalum and Bernard Wright. Braxton is currently on tour with former NBA power forward and Word recording artist Waymon Tysdale. Braxton has opened concerts for numerous jazz greats, Joe Sample, Najee, Stanley Clarke, Norman Brown, Cab Calloway and the Crusaders to name a few. He has been featured in several publications including The International Music Magazine and New Sounds. Braxton has also appeared on BET’s Jazz Central, TBS, TNT, ESPN, CNN, NBC’s Inside Stuff and FOX networks Good Day Dallas.
Arlington Jones is an accomplished musician in his own right. A skilled virtuoso on the piano and keyboards, Jones began his music career more than twenty years ago. Jones has performed with some of the greats in the music industry including Kirk Whalum, DeDe Warwick, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, David “Fathead” Newman, Frank Foster and many more. He has enjoyed mentor relationships with the likes of Duke Ellington, Joe Sample, Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner.
Jones is an adjunct professor for Cedar Valley College where he instructs on topics like music theory, jazz composition/arranging and private piano lessons. Jones operates a music service contracting business called Zamaria Musick Company. This business also houses his record label, Zamaria Records and his publishing company as well.
Jones is the pianist/keyboardist for saxophonist Tom Braxton and bassist, Waymon Tysdale.

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