Saxophonist Thom Chambers is both a musician and an entertainer.

He combines the two capabilities seamlessly that   ≈ like the chicken or the egg argument ≈ you wonder which came first, the entertainer or the musician?

Media reviews echo similar sentiments using words like “captivating, entertaining, showmanship” and terms like “great musicianship and crowd-pleasing” to describe his on-stage persona.

Complementary contrasts like this are consistent throughout Chambers’ musical style. Where his sound is particularly crisp it’s also particularly full; where it’s especially clean, dark and haunting tones lie just beneath the surface; soothing rhythms give way to fierce energy.

Chambers’ class and clarity, and elegance and intelligence, make a definitive mark on listeners before blending like spice into a Latin beat, a jazz standard, or one of his signature tunes ≈ like Chet Baker’s My Funny Valentine which Chambers made his own before renaming My Funky Valentine.

Whether he’s performing original material, traditional jazz, or jazz standards, Thom’s understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation for music energizes every show!

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Saxophonist thom chambers recent success playing the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland is obvious validation that he has firmly established his own identity and developed his solo career.

Chambers had been known as co-founder, and on-stage leader of the former jazz group Indigo City. One of his last performances with the group was opening of City Jazz, a new nightclub at Universal Studio’s City Walk.

In acknowledgment of his talent, Chambers’ was the first artist invited for a return engagement at the venue.

Another acknowledgment came from nationally acclaimed JAZZIZ magazine in June. “JAZZIZ On Disc” (a CD published by the magazine) featured Montreux, an original song from his current release, Under Covers. A previous  issue featured September Samba, a  tune from Indigo City’s first release, samba electrique.

Other accomplishments include performing with Miami Sound Machine, opening for Earth, Wind and Fire, Chris Botti, Gregg Karukas, Eric Marienthal  and NBA star turned musician, Wayman Tisdale.

Chambers’ studied music at Capital University, Ohio, Florida International University, Miami,  the University of South Florida, the University of Miami, and at North Texas State University. He also teaches music in various clinics and associations in Florida.

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