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Tony Exum, Jr. burst onto the scene and grabbed the attention of many with his soulful saxophone on his debut release "Finally." His musical interests were sparked by his uncle Larry Francis, Jr., a saxophonist in the Ft Carson, CO. army bands and his mothers vast record collection containing the sounds of jazz and funk such as Jeff Lorber, the aforementioned saxophone of Washington, Sanborn and Howard, Charlie Parker, Ronnie Laws, Najee, P-Funk, Slave, Boosty Collins.... the list goes on and on. Now he shares the stage with some one the top in contemporary jazz and brings energy unlikeany other.We look forward to talking to Tony about his career and his sophomore release "The One." Monday at 7:00 PM Eastern on Cool Jazz Conversations.
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