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Braxton Raymond Hicks
May 28, 2016Classic Albums Live: David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From MarsClassic Albums Live presented Ziggy Stardust in it's entirety, note for note, cut for cut at Toronto's storied Massey Hall. It was a true honour to present this timeless music, and the energy at Massey was palpable. For me personally the high point was performing Space Oddity in our second set of Bowie's greatest hits. The reaction from the audience from the first strums of the guitar was something I'll never forget.http://classicalbumslive.com
April 29, 2016Alan Frew, 80290 CD releaseI've been busy creating a horn section book for Alan Frew's release of his new CD 80290 Rewind. It's been really fun to revisit his music as well as the great selection of 80's music on the set list for tonight and tomorrow night at The Great Hall. Alan is in top form, and the band is filled with killer players who are sounding so good together. It's going to be a great night of music.http://alanfrew.com

Braxton Raymond Hicks (saxophone, flute, clarinet) has been performing internationally since 1996. Combining a soulful approach with technical prowess, he has shared his sound with Cuban-Caribbean jazz project CaneFire, Juno Award winner Johnny Favourite, The Composers Collective Big Band, Brian Culbertson, Andy Narell, The Victory Traditional Jazz Band, Etienne Charles, Ross Wooldridge’s Benny Goodman Meets Artie Shaw Project, David Rudder, Matt Dusk, David Usher (“Moist”), Steve Cropper (Blues Brothers, Booker T & The MGs) and many more on stage and in the studio.  He is the featured woodwind soloist and arranger for the definitive rock recital series, Classic Albums Live, and for Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew.

He has performed in almost every setting and genre: from festivals (TD Toronto Downtown Jazz, The Vancouver Folk Festival, The Atlantic Jazz Festival, The Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Festival), to clubs (Toronto’s Rex Hotel, Phoenix, Mod Club, Revival, Trane Studio, The Jazz Bistro, Vancouver’s Jazz Cellar), to theatres (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Roy Thompson Hall, Koerner Hall, Massey Hall, New Jersey PAC, Hard Rock Live Universal Studios).  Playing jazz, R&B, Blues, and Classic Rock, and in musical theatre pit orchestras (Billy Elliott, Book Of Mormon - Mirvish Productions, Crazy For You - Stratford Festival) his performance range and influences make him an in demand soloist, section player, educator, and studio musician.

 “I’ve never listened to just one type of music,” he says. “If it moves me, if it gives me goose bumps, I try to absorb it, and convey that same feeling to my audience, to move them the same way.”









Past Performances

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Alan Frew 80290
Deerhurst Resort
Huntsville ON
Alan Frew sings his own classics as well as timeless tunes from the 1980's.
http://alanfrew.com
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Alan Frew 80290
Hagersville Rocks
Hagersville ON
Alan Frew sings his own classics as well as timeless tunes from the 1980's.
http://alanfrew.com
Friday, July 22, 2016
Shahi Teruko Band
Shangri La Hotel
Toronto, ON
Shahi Teruko: Vocals
Anthony Brancati: Keys
Derek Roche: Drums
Braxton Raymon: Sax

http://shahiteruko.com
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Classic Albums Live: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON
Classic Albums Live presents David Bowie's seminal work, note for note, cut for cut.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Alan Frew 80290 CD Release
The Great Hall
Toronto, ON
Alan Frew sings his own classics as well as timeless tunes from the 1980's.
http://alanfrew.com
Friday, April 29, 2016
Alan Frew 80290 CD Release
The Great Hall
Toronto, ON
Alan Frew sings his own classics as well as timeless tunes from the 1980's.
http://alanfrew.com
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Canefire
The Wreckhouse Jazz Festival
St. John's, NL
Caribbean Latin Jazz
http://canefire.ca
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Étienne Charles - Jazz.FM91 World Music Festival
Hugh's Room
Toronto, ON
Etienne Charles - Trumpet
Robi Botos - Piano
Jon Maharaj - Bass
Otis Williams - Drums
Braxton Raymond Hicks - Tenor Saxophone

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Classic Albums Live
Rialto Square Theater
Joliet, IL
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Galaxy Orchestra, Benny Meets Artie
The Stephen Leacock Theatre of Performing Arts
Keswick, ON
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
Admiral Theater
Bremerton, WA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Livermore, CA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
Sands Event Center
Bethlehem PA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Matt Dusk - Private Function
Toronto, ON
http://mattdusk.com
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Raoul And The Bigger Time
The Rex Hotel
http://therex.ca
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Greatest Hits Vol 1
Oakville Centre For The Performing Arts
Brampton, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, February 27, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Greatest Hits Vol 1
The Rose Theatre
Brampton, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Galaxy Orchestra, Kings Of Swing
Imperial Theatre
Sarnia, ON
Friday, February 13, 2015
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
La Mirada Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, January 30, 2015
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Let It Be
Roy Thomson Hall
Toronto, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, January 23, 2015
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
Georgian Theatre
Barrie, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Book Of Mormon
Princess Of Wales Theatre
http://mirvish.com
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Book Of Mormon
Princess Of Wales Theatre
http://mirvish.com
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Book Of Mormon
Princess Of Wales Theatre
http://mirvish.com
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The Mercenaries
The Dakota Tavern
Toronto, ON
http://themercenariesband.com
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Rock Eucharist, Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation
The Church Of The Redeemer
Toronto, ON
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Classic Albums Live Presents: Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell
The Imperial Theatre
St. John, NB
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, October 17, 2014
Classic Albums Live Presents: Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell
Confederation Centre
Charlottetown, PEI
http://classicalbumslive.com
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Classic Albums Live Presents: Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell
The Playhouse
Fredricton, NB
http://classicalbumslive.com
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Friday, October 10, 2014
Classic Albums Live Presents: Meat Loaf, Bat Out Of Hell
The Rose Theatre
Brampton, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Friday, October 3, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Steve Cropper with the League Of Rock All-Star Band
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, ON
Steve Cropper (Blues Brothers, Booker T & the MGs) joins the League of Rock All-Star Band for a night of classic tunes he wrote and played on, such as Green Onions, Soul Man, Dock Of The Bay, Midnight Hour and many more!
http://playitsteve.com
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Classic Albums Live - The Beatles: Abbey Road
The Ravinia Festival
Chicago, IL
Wind arrangements by Braxton Raymond Hicks
A note for note recital of the classic Beatles album, Abbey Road.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Crazy For You
Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
Cape Cod, MA
A note for note recital of the classic Pink Floyd album, Dark Side Of The Moon
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, August 22, 2014
Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
Cape Cod, MA
A note for note recital of the classic Pink Floyd album, Dark Side Of The Moon
http://classicalbumslive.com
Friday, August 8, 2014
Classic Albums Live - Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
Wolftrap, VA
A note for note recital of the classic Pink Floyd album, Dark Side Of The Moon
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Classic Albums Live - The Beatles: Abbey Road
Cleveland Amphitheatre
Cleveland, OH
Wind arrangements by Braxton Raymond Hicks
A note for note recital of the classic Beatles album, Abbey Road.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Crazy For You
The Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Crazy For You
The Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Ross Wooldridge's Benny Goodman Meets Artie Shaw Project
Toronto Jazz Fest - Toronto Star Stage
Toronto, ON
Ross Wooldridge And The Galaxy Orchestra
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Crazy For You
The Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Greg Wyard CD Release
Hugh's Room
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Thursday, June 19, 2014
Crazy For You
The Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Mary McKay
The Reservoir Lounge
Toronto, ON
http://reservoirlounge.com/
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Tom Waits Appreciation Congregation
Castro's Lounge
Toronto, ON
http://castroslounge.com
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Crazy For You
The Stratford Festival Theatre
Stratford, ON
click here for more info
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Mercenaries: Toronto's Most Dangerous R&B Band
The Dakota Tavern
Toronto, ON
Classic R&B
http://themercenariesband.com
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ross Wooldridge's Benny Goodman Meets Artie Shaw Project
Sanderson Centre
Brantford, ON
Ross Wooldridge And The Galaxy Orchestra
http://sandersoncentre.ca
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Classic Albums Live - The Beatles: Abbey Road
Centre In The Square
Kitchener, ON
Wind arrangements by Braxton Raymond Hicks
A note for note recital of the classic Beatles album, Abbey Road.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Classic Albums Live - The Beatles: Abbey Road
Richmond Hill Theatre
Richmond Hill, ON
Wind arrangements by Braxton Raymond Hicks
A note for note recital of the classic Beatles album, Abbey Road.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Eliana Cuevas/Luanda Jones Brazillian Septet
The Jazz Bistro
Toronto, ON
http://jazzbistro.ca
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Mercenaries/Born Rebels Agency Launch Event
The Great Hall
Toronto, ON
Classic R&B
http://themercenariesband.com
Monday, February 3, 2014
Mike Daley Trio
Gate 403
Toronto, ON
Mike Daley, Guitar/Voice
Braxton Hicks, Tenor Saxophone
Chris Banks, Bass

Originals and Standards
http://gate403.com
Friday, January 31, 2014
Classic Albums LIve - The Beatles: Abbey Road
Toronto, ON
Really looking forward to this one! I'll be singing lead on a few tunes, in addition to playing my horn arrangements.
http://classicalbumslive.com
Tuesday, January 13, 2014
Classic Albums LIve - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon
Bethelhem, PA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Classic Albums LIve - Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon
B. B. King's
Manhattan, NY
http://classicalbumslive.com
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Ross Wooldridge Big Band: The Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert
Richmond Hill Performing Arts Centre
Richmond Hill, ON
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Classic Albums Live: Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Massey Hall
Toronto, ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ross Wooldridge Big Band: The Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert
Port Hope Capitol Theatre
Port Hope, ON
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Classic Albums Live: David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Oakville Centre for the Arts
Oakville ON
http://classicalbumslive.com
Monday, September 23, 2013
The Composer's Collective Big Band
The Rex Hotel
Toronto, ON
http://therex.ca
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Private Function with Matt Dusk
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Colonial Theater
Keene, NH
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
Turning Stone
Verona, NY
http://classicalbumslive.com
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
http://classicalbumslive.com
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
Guild Hall - John Drew Theater
East Hampton, NY
http://classicalbumslive.com
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
The Hamilton
Washington, DC
http://classicalbumslive.com
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Classic Albums Live: The Beatles, Abbey Road
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks
Bethlehem, PA
http://classicalbumslive.com
Sunday, August 4, 2013
An Evening of Caribbean Jazz & Folk feat. Etienne Charles
Daniel's Spectrum
Toronto, ON
Etienne Charles - Trumpet
Braxton Raymond Hicks - Saxophones
Matthew Stevens - Guitar
Robi Botos - Piano
John Maharaj - Bass
Alberto Suarez - Percussion
Larnell Lewis - Drums

http://etiennecharles.com
Alan FrewGlass Tiger frontman Alan Frew has returned to the stage with a new band featuring classic Glass Tiger hits as well as some of the greatest songs of the 1980's.http://alanfrew.com
CaneFirehttp://canefire.ca
Classic Albums LiveClassic rock albums performed live onstage, note for note, cut for cut. No impersonations, or costumes, just great music performed by world class musicians.http://classicalbumslive.com
Aestheticize MediaPhotography & Web/Graphic Designhttp://www.aestheticize.com
Charlie Parker
Donna Lee
(Goes South)
CaneFire
from Pandemonium
Jeremy Ledbetter - Piano
Mark Mosca - Steelpan
Braxton Hicks - Tenor Saxophone
Alexis Baro - Trumpet
Yoser Rodriguez - Bass
Alberto Suarez - Percussion
Mark Kelso - Drums
2010
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Jeremy Ledbetter
Nothing By Mouth
CaneFire
from Pandemonium
Jeremy Ledbetter - Piano
Mark Mosca - Steelpan
Braxton Hicks - Tenor Saxophone
Alexis Baro - Trumpet
Yoser Rodriguez - Bass
Alberto Suarez - Percussion
Mark Kelso - Drums
2010
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PUBLICITY PHOTOS


Fall To Pieces - David UsherGlass Tiger frontman Alan Frew has returned to the stage with a new band featuring classic Glass Tiger hits as well as some of the greatest songs of the 1980's.
Braxton is availble for private instruction on saxophone, flute, or clarinet for a limited amount of students. In addition to teaching instrumental technique, he strives to encourage musical appreciation and a development of aural skills. Improvisation can also be taught, in addition to sight-reading, music theory, and RCM exam preparation. Braxton has succesfully prepared many students for university music program entrance auditions. Lessons are personalized based on a student's individual goals and needs.

Braxton is also an experienced clinician, and is available for sectional masterclasses or improvisation clinics.