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 will headline the 3rd Annual Bearden Birthday Bash in Charlotte, NC on Saturday, September 5. This free all-day event will be held in Romare Bearden Park; Tom will perform at 7:30 p.m. Bring the entire family for an exciting night of jazz in Uptown Charlotte. Click here for more information.
Caprock Jazz Festival in Lubbock
Texas fans! Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 1st Annual Caprock Jazz Festival in Lubbock on Saturday, September 19. The event will take place at Texas Tech University's Allen Theatre from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The fantastic lineup also includes Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, the Helen Sung Quartet, and the All-Star Texas Tech Alumni Band. During the intermission in the courtyard, there will be a 96th birthday celebration for Tom's father, J.T. Braxton, a longtime music teacher, sax player, and mentor. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Roots Historical Arts Council and the Caviel Museum of African American History in Lubbock. For tickets and more information, visit www.caprockjazzfestival.com.
All That Jazz in Arlington, TX
DFW fans! Join Tom Braxton in Arlington, TX on Friday, August 28, for ALL THAT JAZZ...a night of jazz, fashion, and dance. The event will take place at Face Off Event Center at 9:00 p.m. Click here for details.
Champagne Jazz Series at Thornton Winery
Tom Braxton had a fantastic time performing with Keiko Matsui at Thornton Winery in Temecula, CA this month. It was a SOLD-OUT show on a beautiful night! This Champagne Jazz Series on August 15 also featured Al Jarreau. Check out a few photos of the action:
Tom Joins Earl Klugh on Tour This Summer
Tom Braxton is excited to perform this summer with jazz legend and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Earl Klugh at the following events: Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival in Norfolk, VA on July 17; Chateau Ste. Michelle Festival of Jazz in Woodinville, WA on July 25; Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, NY on July 28-August 2 (6 nights); and Long Beach Jazz Festival in Long Beach, CA on August 7. See the Tour Schedule for details.
Tom and Earl Klugh at Blue Note Jazz Club in NY - 2014 (Photo by Tatiana Deriugin)
Addison Summer Series Concert
Texas fans, don't miss Tom Braxton in concert this month at the annual Addison Summer Series. He will perform at this FREE event in Beckert Park in Addison on Saturday, July 11, at 8:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy great music under the stars with your family and friends! Click here for more information.
Tom Joins Peter White & Rick Braun in Kansas
Tom Braxton will perform with Peter White and Rick Braun at JAZZ IN THE WOODS in Overland Park, KS on Friday, June 19, 9:00 p.m. This is Kansas City's largest free music festival! Bring the entire family for lots of great music and fun! Proceeds from the festival will benefit local children's charities. For more information, visit www.jazzinthewoods.com.
23rd Annual Capital Jazz Fest
Tom Braxton will perform with Earl Klugh at the 23rd Annual Capital Jazz Fest. Join them Saturday, June 6, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. For tickets and information, visit www.capitaljazz.com. Don't miss this exciting "jazz festival with soul!"
June Concerts in Texas
Texas fans, be sure to catch Tom Braxton in Odessa and Amarillo this month! On Saturday, June 13, the Odessa Black Chamber of Commerce will present "An Evening with Tom Braxton in Concert" at the Blackshear Elementary School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The next Saturday, June 20, Tom will perform at JuneFest 2015 in Downtown Amarillo at 8:30 p.m. See the Tour Schedule for details.