Kim Waters: Sax in the City

Celebrating 25 years in the smooth jazz industry, the release of his 20th CD and his upcoming show at One World Theatre, jazz master Kim Waters sat down with soulciti to talk about his recent relocation to Round Rock

Central Texas, help us welcome Billboard chart topper and Jazz Soprano Saxophonist Kim Waters to our area as a new resident!

Waters, a distinguished musician, composer and accomplished record producer recently chose Round Rock, Texas as his home.  What an honor to our region to have this A-List celebrity reside in our backyard.  Waters and his family moved to the Austin area from Sacramento, California and they love our metroplex.

With a stellar 25-year career in the music arena, Waters plans to start off his time in the “Live Music Capital of the World” with a bang!  Fresh from a 6-city tour, Waters will be joined on stage by Dana Pope (aka Mrs. Kim Waters) on the One World Theatre stage on Sunday September 14 for a night of love and romance.  The audience can expect riveting music from his newest project Silver Soul(just released on September 2) along with hits from previously released CD’s.

Silver Soul represents his 20th solo album, over a 25-year career selling millions of albums and having performed at every major jazz festival in the country. Silver Soul ncludes Waters’ jazzy version of the John Legend hit song All Of Me, along with many other romantic ballads like Dreaming of You, Stay Together, On A Mission, Anything You Need, Cruising Round Rock, Let’s Make Love and the 12th trackLaying Beside Me, which features Austin favorite neo-soul artist Eric Roberson on vocals..

Waters spoke with soulciti about his upcoming concert at the One World theatre, “I want everyone to come out so I can express my gratefulness for being in this great city.  It’s going to be a great show with something for everybody.  A little hip-hop, jazz and R&B.”

As he celebrates his silver anniversary in the music industry, I asked Waters what event stands out most in his distinguished career.  He answered, “When I was 13 or 14 years old, I went back stage with my brother and we opened for Ray Charles.  That was an unforgettable moment.  Ray Charles told me I had talent, and to keep practicing and keep believing in my dream.”

Waters also shared another special moment, “Isaac Hayes came to hear us record as a guest. We even spent 2 weeks at his condo.  Both Isaac Hayes and Ray Charles could play the saxophone.  Isaac taught me to be in control of my own finances!”

Memories he will treasure for the rest of his life.  In the future, as he continues to release new music, he hopes to collaborate with George Benson and Quincy Jones.

Come out and experience Waters for yourself in the very intimate One World Theatre on September 14 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale online.

You can check out Kim online, on Facebook and Twitter.


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