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: "Tomís highly anticipated 8th solo release, THE NEXT CHAPTER, is a feel-good, body moviní, 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's brand new single, "Lookin' Up," will be released on July 31, 2020 on Innervision Records! This fun, upbeat track was written and produced by Herman Jackson (Los Angeles producer and keyboardist). Tom bounces through the memorable melodies on alto and tenor saxes. Click here to listen to an audio clip of the new single! Pre-orders and pre-saves are available NOW on iTunes, Spotify, and other music services at ffm.to/b6mjgxd. The new CD, also entitled Lookin' Up, is scheduled for release in February 2021. Check out Tom's Blog for all of the exciting behind-the-scenes info on the new CD project!
Happy 4th of July!
Blog Post - Saturday, July 4, 2020:
Happy 4th of July weekend, everyone! As we celebrate a pivotal moment in the birth of our nation, let's be thankful for the many blessings that God has bestowed upon us in this country. I love you, miss you all, and can't wait to see you soon! View Blog page >>
Tom Working on New Single
Tom Braxton recently signed with Innervision Records and is preparing a brand new single! He went to Patrick McGuire Recording Studio this month to put the finishing touches on the sax parts! Tom reflects, "Being in this studio brings back lots of memories. It was here that I recorded my first solo project, Your Move, back in 1992. I really enjoy the sound of the room and working with engineer Patrick McGuire, so when it was time to record some saxes, he was the first person I thought about." The new single, entitled "Lookin' Up," is an upbeat fun song that Tom really enjoys playing. "Patrick has the alto and new tenor sounding great...he has some of the best ears in the business! I can't wait for you to hear it! I was struggling to stay still because I couldn't help but dance and smile while playing!" Stay tuned for more info about the new single!
Tom on Makeup Lessons for Life Podcast
June 1, 2020. Tom Braxton will be the special guest this week on the hot new podcast called "Makeup Lessons for Life" hosted by his wife, Sharon, and co-hosted by Peggy Frazier O'Connor. Tom will play a little bit of music and share his faith, fascinating stories from the road, and behind-the-scenes insights that many of his fans out there might find surprising! Listen to this one-hour episode, "Jazzman on a Mission," at mlforlife.com.
Congratulations, Ian Braxton!
Blog Post - Friday, May 15, 2020:
Sharon and I are excited and proud to announce that our son Ian is now a graduate of Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. See full blog >>
Tom to Appear on Rick's Cafe Live
On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Tom Braxton will appear on Rick Braun's Cafe Live on YouTube. The show (Episode 6) starts at 6:30 p.m. PDT and will feature Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Ron Reinhardt, Tom Braxton, Arthur Thompson, and Gorden Campbell. Special guest will be comedian Alonzo Bodden. Don't miss it! Click here to tune in!