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"
Braxtons Honored as 2017 West Texas Walk of Fame Inductees
Tom Braxton and his father, James ("J.T.") Braxton, will be inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock, Texas on Thursday, October 19, 2017. This award honors those individuals with a strong connection to Lubbock and the West Texas area who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the development and production of the performing and visual arts. Past inductees include Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Roy Orbison, the Gatlin Brothers, and other great artists. The 2017 public induction ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater. Click here for more information.
57th Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 57th Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi! He will perform on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Heritage Park (AT&T Center Stage). Come out and enjoy fantastic music at one of Tom's favorite festivals! For more information, visit www.texasjazz-fest.org.
2017 Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival
Tom Braxton is very excited to return to Africa next month to perform at the 2017 Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival! This 3-day festival will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre on November 2-4 in Accra, Ghana. Visit www.stanbicjazzfestival.com for ticket information and festival lineup.
8th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island
Tom Braxton is looking forward to performing at Earl Klugh's 8th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island on November 9-11, 2017. This incredible jazz event will be held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. The amazing lineup includes Vanessa Williams; Herb Alpert & Lani Hall; Earl Klugh's Night of Guitars (Earl Klugh, Lee Ritenour, Ray Parker Jr.); BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown); Foreign Affair (Michael Lington, Alex Bugnon, Marc Antoine); Jamison Ross; Vincent Ingala; Ron Otis; and many more! For more information, visit www.weekendofjazz.com/kiawah. Check out these photos of the fun last year!
2016 Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island
Tom Announces Netherlands Tour 2017
Tom Braxton will make his long-awaited return to the Netherlands this fall! His tour will kick off on October 4, 2017 and continue through October 8.  Tom will perform in jazz clubs in Leeuwarden, Eibergen, Emmen, and Hengelo with several great sidemen from the Netherlands, including drummer Sietse Huisman. He will also conduct a special music workshop in Leeuwardan on October 4. See the Tour Schedule for details.
Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival in Portugal
Tom Braxton is excited to make his first trip to Portugal this fall! He will be a headliner at the 2nd Annual ALGARVE SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL on September 26-October 1, 2017. This event will be held at the 5-star Vila Vita Parc Resort and is billed as "Europe's Soul, Funk & Jazz Party at the Atlantic Ocean"! The lineup also includes Brian Culbertson, Kirk Whalum, Richard Elliot, Keiko Matsui, Paul Brown, Larry Braggs, Jackiem Joyner, Paul Jackson Jr., and John Stoddart. For tickets and information, visit www.algarve.smoothjazzfestival.de.