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Jimmie "Tjari" Highsmith Jr.​

Jimmie, or as friends call him Tjari, was born September 18, 1967 in “Flower City” Rochester NY. Critically acclaimed, Grammy Nominated and award winning Saxophonist Jimmie Highsmith Jr., has shared the stage with and opened for multiple Grammy Award winners, including Najee, Alicia Keys, Víctor and Joseph Wooten, Chris Botti, Grover Washington Jr., and Wynton Marsalis just to name a few. In the last ten years he has recorded 10 top selling smooth jazz CD’s that have sold thousands worldwide with his 6th CD "The Anthology of Sound" receiving a Grammy Nomination.. Jimmie has also been honored to record with several other musicians, singers and rappers on their projects. Jimmie Highsmith Jr’s sax work represents some of the best in the Smooth Jazz Genre. Jimmie plays  Andreas Eastman Saxophone's, Silverstein Works CRYO4 Ligature, KaaV Mouthpieces and Applied Microphone Technology wireless systems. 
June 1st was proclaimed by then Mayor Robert J. Duffy "Jimmie Highsmith Jr Day" in Rochester NY.


Jimmie "Tjari"  Highsmith Jr Sax Setup

*  Andreas Eastman Saxophones

*  Silverstein Works Ligatures

*  KaaV Mouthpieces

*  Henke Reeds

Video Demonstration of Andreas Eastman Saxophones 

Video Testimony for Silverstein Works Ligatures

Footprints By Wayne Shorter

Played on my Andreas Eastman Soprano with my

Silverstein Works Ligature

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