Reviews

Antoine Knight uses an exciting mix of old school in the pocket soul/funk, sensuous, romantic expressions, and colorful jazz improvisational. His music proves that he's comfortable in both traditional and smooth jazz worlds, can slide over effortlessly between gospel and jazz. But, on the other hand, there is no reason to pigeonhole him into any genre. He can do it all!

-Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide, Jazziz


Saxophonist Antoine Knight returns on the scene as an artist who is smooth, sometimes sassy, frequently funky, and always engaging. Antoine Knight keeps listeners engaged with an in-pocket groove where the unexpected comes as a pleasant surprise.

- Brian Soergel, Jazz Times


Press Release

Antoine Knight wants you to know, when it comes to his live performances, it will always be "AKnight 2 Remember," which is the title track off his latest CD.

In 2017, Antoine opened for jazz music icon, Boney James who welcome Antione home at the 1stAnnual Gulf Coast Jazz Festival in Pensacola, Florida.  Antoine was born and raised in Pensacola and found it fitting to release "A Knight 2 Remember", which it was, and he received multiple encores from his hometown fans.

Since the release of "A Knight 2 Remember", Antoine has gone on a world tour playing tenor sax for the legendary "BB King Allstar Band," based in Memphis, TN.  In the first year of joining the quintessential Band, Antione traveled to Amsterdam, Portugal, the Caribbean, Sydney &Melbourne, Australia.

In 2018 Antoine's travels took him to France, Italy, Greece, and Spain.  On his final leg of the tour in 2019, Antoine traveled to Singapore, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, and Beijing, China.  This tour was a fantastic experience that inspired him to return to the United States and start working on his new single called "Something About You."  

While growing up in Pensacola, Antoine inspired by Motown's Jr. Walker & the Allstars' rich sounds. He continued his musical education listening to John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins from his dad's original viny ls.  His music career has always been close to his heart; serving his country through the Army ROTC also took precedence.  He availed himself of the opportunity to find himself a Distinguished Military Graduate at Florida A&M University with his saxophone always close at hand.  Antoine served over 20 years as a reserve officer, and his last command was as battalion executive officer at Fort Gillem, GA.  When asked about his life experience's involving his musical journey, Antoine states, "For me, I have been around the world and "A Knight 2 Remember" is my musical journey of my life testimony that will never end. I've been battle-tested with mistakes, but I will always emerge stronger than ever at what lies ahead.” 

Antoine is a musician and a versatile performer. When it comes to his saxophone, his masterful artistry of this instrument can be described as captivating, compelling, and drawing you into his passion for the love of that sexy sax sound.  Whether its playing with the house band as a VIP performer for the NFL's Atlanta Falcon football game or private events, Antoine remains in demand. Antoine gain national recognition with the release of his 1stalbum "In the Red" and became the 1st Atlanta jazz artist to be picked by Radio One Broadcasting(formerly known as WJZZ 107.5 FM) thanks to Doc Robinson of Jazz Beat Promotions.

Antione has open edfor major recording artist like Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Boney James, and Steve Oliver.  He has shared the stage with Najee, Mike Philips, Alex Bugnon, Tom Braxton, Eric Darrius, and legendary artist Teddy Riley.

In the past, Antione worked with his close friend Willie Bradley who provided smooth trumpet sounds.  Antione is currently recoding with Eric Esses, Althea Renee & Nick Colionne for the next single.  Sharing the new single "Something About You" with his fans, old and new will something to remember.  



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