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"
West Coast fans! Don't miss Tom Braxton at Blue Note Napa on Thursday, June 27, 2019. He will perform two shows at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Make plans with your friends and family to come out and enjoy live jazz and gourmet cuisine at this fantastic venue located in the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Napa, CA. Get your tickets TODAY at (707) 880-2300 or www.bluenotenapa.com.
Remembering Wayman Tisdale
Blog Post - Wednesday, May 15, 2019:
Ten years ago today, I lost a great friend, musician, and mentor. Wayman Tisdale was an immense blessing to my life and many others. He is missed, and I am thankful that I have the memories and wonderful music that he left with me. Throughout the rest of the year, I will be performing some of his music at my shows to honor his memory.
Tom Joins Peter White in Indianapolis
This month, Tom Braxton will perform with Peter White for two nights at The Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, IN. Be sure to catch these exciting shows on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Visit www.thejazzkitchen.com for tickets and information.
Photo by I See Music Photography (2016)
Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor
Tom Braxton is looking forward to performing at Earl Klugh's 16th Annual Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor on April 4-6, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO. The exciting lineup will include Michael McDonald, Jonathan Butler, Joey Alexander, The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Najee, Ron Otis, GTF, host Earl Klugh, and many more! For tickets and information, visit www.weekendofjazz.com.
2018 at Weekend of Jazz at The Broadmoor
Arlington Jazz Festival in Texas
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 3rd Annual Arlington Jazz Festival on Friday, March 1, 2019, in Arlington, Texas. Day 1 of this exciting 2-day festival will kick off at 7:00 p.m. at the Arlington Music Hall. For tickets and information, visit arlingtonmusichall.net.