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"
SoCal Fans! Tom Braxton is very excited to return to Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA next month! He will perform LIVE on Sunday, November 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. This is one of Tom's favorite venues on the West Coast! Don't miss this fantastic show! Get your tickets TODAY at spaghettini.com!
2020 Midway Jazz Festival
Texas fans! Join Tom Braxton Friday, October 16, 2020, for the 2020 Midway Jazz Festival in Midland, Texas. The event will be held at the Midland Hilton Doubletree (Third Floor Outside Area) at 6:30 p.m. It is presented by the Midland African American Roots Historical/Cultural Arts Council, Inc. (MAARHCAC). Two sets! Donations accepted! Wear a mask! See flyer for details.
Tom Joined Rick Braun at LOVAM Festival
Tom Braxton was excited to recently have the opportunity to perform live again! He joined Rick Braun at the LOVAM Festival in Omaha, NE on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Even though the weather was chilly, he had a fun time performing with Rick. The enthusiastic fans were excited to hear live music and showed their appreciation throughout the show. As he and Rick arrived at the hotel, some fans remarked, "We need this; we drove two hours to hear you!" Thank you, Omaha!
Happy 101st Birthday, James Braxton!
Blog Post - Sunday, September 20, 2020: It's a special weekend in Lubbock. Dad celebrated his 101st birthday on Friday, September 18! I came in to celebrate with him from a "social distance." He is a major blessing and we enjoyed some fun moments yesterday and today. He received lots of cards and phone calls. Happy Birthday, Dad!!! View Blog page >>
Jazz on the Green on YouTube
Tom Braxton had a fantastic time at the Jazz on the Green virtual concert! If you were unable to catch the Facebook Live stream on September 11, 2020, the full concert is now available on YouTube at youtu.be/YmgSrxJSmx4. The event was produced by Michael Fields, Jr., and the lineup also included Adam Hawley and Eldredge Jackson. Tom performed some of his fan favorites, such as "Endless Highway," "Kaanapali Beach," and "Peg," as well as his new single, "Lookin' Up." All of the artists came together for the exciting finale, "Before I Let Go," a classic R&B hit by Frankie Beverly & Maze. It was an amazing evening with incredible musicians!
Bottom Photo: Finale with Adam Hawley; Michael Fields, Jr.; Eldredge Jackson; Tom Braxton