SmoothJazz.com: "One of the most respected and loved sax men in Smooth Jazz...Tom Braxton is a treasure...incredibly talented composer, producer, and musician."
SmoothJazz Europe: "Tom is back with a new album, and it sounds just right...I get a feeling of joy and positive energy from listening to it. Highly recommended."
JazzReview.com: "One of smooth jazz's most prolific saxophonists...he has all the required tools to become a major force."
SmoothJazz.com: "Tom’s highly anticipated 8th solo release, THE NEXT CHAPTER, is a feel-good, body movin’, soulfully positive collection of tunes...a guaranteed chart topper!"
Smooth Jazz Therapy: "Sax-man Braxton is a master of smooth, sophisticated contemporary jazz."
Bob James (Jazz Legend & Grammy Award-Winning Keyboardist): "I was looking forward to performing with Tom Braxton on the Smooth Jazz Cruise because I had heard so many great things about him. But he exceeded even my high expectations and challenged me with his soulful heartfelt playing. He is my kind of musician! Whether interpreting my music, or performing his own originals with his band on the ship, he nailed everything and projected what seemed like unlimited energy! I can't wait to play with him again. I'm a fan!!"
Smooth Jazz Cruise Fans: B.T. - "You were awesome!!!" L.B. - "Thank you for incredible shows (as usual!)...from two of your greatest fans in AZ!" C.M. - "I'm a first timer for SJC...and a new HUGE fan! Loving some Tom Braxton." B.A. - "You were the bomb on the SJC! Thanks for another great experience!" D.L. - "Thanks for sharing your talent with us... The long travel from South Africa was worth it."
Fans on Social Media: J.W. - "Sat in the front row at his performance in Kennesaw, GA last night, and had the best time of my life. What a great performance and a great performer." N.O. - "Awesome CD, Tom...I'm a huge admirer of your music and your immense talents. Your compositions are extremely unique and deep. Please keep blessing us with your work." K.M. - "This CD is tight!!! One of my favorites... Walking around Paris listening to it." J.R.W. - "Hey Tom; the CD is Great!! Listening over and over everyday." D.R. - "Just took a road trip with the family... We were jamming to you all the way down I-20! Love it." R.E. - "A stunning return from Tom - a great album. Highly recommended. - SmoothGrooves Radio UK"
Tom Braxton kicks off the New Year with a new radio single, "I Love Music," from The Next Chapter CD. This jazzy rendition of the classic O'Jays' tune was produced by Tom and the late Ricky Lawson, legendary "drummer to the stars" and Grammy winner. Ricky and Sean Dancy got the ball rolling and Braxton added his signature sax and horn arrangement to help get you up on your feet! Tom says that the icing on the cake was having his son, Ian, play baritone sax in the horn section. Stay tuned to your favorite smooth jazz station to hear this energizing new track. SmoothJazz.com calls "I Love Music" 2015's Breakout Radio Single! Digital downloads are available at Amazon and iTunes.
Tom has fond memories of working with Ricky Lawson in his Los Angeles studio on "I Love Music" and other tracks from The Next Chapter. Visit Photo Gallery 2 for a glimpse of the exciting studio session.
Merry Christmas from the Braxtons
The Braxton Family: Ian, Tom, Julian, Sharon
(Photo from Tom's Christmas Concert at the Dallas Museum of Art)
Harbor Lights Festival in Corpus Christi, TX (Photos by Susan Cade)
Special Holiday Deals in Online Store
Visit Tom Braxton's Online Store TODAY to take advantage of special holiday deals! Get his Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy, as well as The Next Chapter and Endless Highway for discount prices when you purchase 2 or more CDs. There are also Holiday CD Value Packs and a brand new item, The Next Chapter T-Shirt. Don't miss these great savings! Give the gift of jazz to your family and friends this holiday season!
Concerts in Texas This Holiday Season
Texas fans! Join Tom Braxton this December for exciting holiday concerts in the following cities: Corpus Christi, Houston, Dallas, San Angelo, Lubbock, and Fort Worth. Come out and celebrate the holiday season as Tom performs festive songs from his Christmas album, Comfort and Joy! Also, Tom and Sharon Braxton will be Grand Marshals at the Harbor Lights Festival Parade in Corpus Christi. Don't miss it! For details on upcoming events, see the Tour Schedule.
Life of Dreams Jazz Concert
This holiday season, join Tom Braxton at the Life of Dreams Jazz Concert in Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, December 27, at 7:00 p.m. This exciting event will take place at the Scott Theatre and will also feature Larry Braggs and Freddie Jones. Get your tickets TODAY at JimAustinOnline.com.
"Smooth Jazz on My Mind" SARDAA Benefit
On Sunday, December 7, Tom Braxton will perform at the "Smooth Jazz on My Mind" SARDAA Charity Benefit in Houston, TX. This intimate black-tie affair will be held at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Stalters (602 Pink Azalea Trail) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The public is invited. Don't miss this opportunity to support SARDAA, an organization that provides programs for individuals with schizophrenia-related illnesses and their families. This extraordinary event will also feature incredible food by Celebrity Chef Butta. Get your tickets today at www.sardaa.org.
Incredible Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island
Earl Klugh's 5th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island last month was incredible! During the event, Tom Braxton shared the stage with Earl Klugh, David Benoit, Ray Parker Jr., Michael Lington, and Rick Braun. One of Tom's late night sets turned into an "All-Star Jam" as he was joined by Earl, Ray, and Rick to the delight of enthusiastic fans! Check out Tom's Blog to read about this unforgettable weekend, and visit Photo Gallery 3 for a glimpse of the exciting performances.
Tom, Earl Klugh, Ray Parker Jr., Michael Lington & Band