Emmy-Award Winning Juilliard-Trained Musician Braxton Cook Announces New Album + 2023 Headline Tour

December 13, 2022 BY Jason Currell

Today, Emmy Award-Winning, Julliard-trained jazz-R&B artist Braxton Cook is proud to announce his highly anticipated fifth full-length album Who Are You When No One Is Watching? due out February 24th, 2023 via Nettwerk.

In the time since his acclaimed 2020 release, Fire Sign, Braxton has been busy writing and releasing new material, touring around the U.S., and expanding his sonic palette working on collaborations with producer Jahaan Sweet (production credit on Taylor Swift’s “Lavender Haze” and Giveon’s “Tryina Be”) and contemporaries like Kiefer and MasegoWho Are You When No One Is Watching? marks his second release with Nettwerk after sharing the striking new EP Black Mona Lisa in September. Cook’s boundary-pushing odyssey will include standouts singles like “MB (for Ma’Khia Bryant)” and “90s” featuring Masego, which have received positive acclaim from Billboard, NPR Music, PAPER, OkayPlayer, Jazziz Magazine, and more.

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In addition, Braxton Cook announces the first leg of his 2023 headlining U.S. tour which kicks off in Los Angeles at the Lodge Room presented by Jazz is Dead. Find the full list of dates below and stay tuned for a second round of dates to come! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, December 8th! For more information visit: https://www.braxtoncook.com/.

Watch & Share Braxton Cook – “MB (for Ma’Khia Bryant)” Live at the Blue Note:


Mar 02              Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
Mar 04              San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Mar 05              San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Mar 09              Santa Cruz, CA @ Kuumbwa Jazz
Mar 10              Portland, OR @ Jack London Revue
Mar 11              Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Mar 12              Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s

What The Press Is Saying…

“…a refreshing jazz-R&B take on Black love…” – Billboard

“genre-jumping artist whose music feels both contemporary and timeless” – NPR Music

“visceral, virtuosic” – The New Yorker

“…powerful… rich… avant-garde…” – PAPER Magazine

“marvel, prodigy” – FADER

“Cook’s soulful sound seamlessly intertwines jazz with funk, soul, and gospel, a testament to the passionate and thoughtful work he puts out” – OkayPlayer

“[‘I Can’t’] is a smooth and beautiful love song with a joyful instrumental final minute” – COMPLEX