TJ Saxophone Artists - Kim Waters

Kim Waters

Kim Waters


Signature Custom



"From the moment that I began to play my Trevor James Signature Custom Alto Saxophone; I fell in love with the horn. The action was great, no adjustments were needed at all. The tone quality from the low register to the upper register is amazingly consistent. I've played all of the top name saxophones and this is the best horn that I have ever played!!!! Thank you Trevor James saxophones".

Saxophonist Kim Waters has made a career of writing timeless anthems with insatiable grooves, undeniable hooks and memorable melodies that combine the best of jazz, R&B, funk and soul. This formula has catapulted him to the top of the charts time and time again and prompted ‘Jazz Times’ magazine to declare…”Water is simply one of the planet’s best saxophonists.”

Originally from Maryland, in recent years Kim Waters has resided on the West Coast but is about to make a return to the East Coast and will relocate to Atlanta, Georgia, where he is part owner of the Kim Waters Jazztones Café. The venue features live jazz Thursday through Sundays. The Renaissance man was inspired early on in his career by such jazz luminaries as Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, George Duke, George Benson, Grover Washington Jr., and Cannonball Adderley. Waters was born into a musical family and picked up his first instrument, the violin, at the age of eight. "That didn't go over well with the fellas," says Waters, who later found his calling on the alto and soprano saxophones at 13. Shortly afterwards he began playing in a band with his brothers, James (who he still performs with) and Eric, and his old friend, pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Over the years, Kim Waters has been called on to perform with or open shows for the best including Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman, Teddy Riley and Guy, and Gerald Albright to name a few.
Never one to rest on his laurels, the evolution of Kim Waters’ artistry continues to flourish on Rhythm and Romance. “When my fans hear the new music, I hope they have a musical journey that brings them joy and happiness and leaves them wanting to play it over and over again.”

Photo credit to Tina Pruitt