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"
Don't miss Tom Braxton and Peter White at the 2018 Midway Jazz Festival in Midland, Texas on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Bowie Fine Arts Academy Auditorium and is presented by the Midland African American Roots Historical/Cultural Arts Council, Inc. The lineup also includes Pervis Evans and Maisha Morris. For tickets and information, visit www.rootscouncil.com or contact Robbyne Hocker Fuller at (432) 210-0892.
2nd Annual Arlington Music Festival
Join Tom Braxton at the 2nd Annual Arlington Music Festival for "A Night of Jazz and R&B" on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The event will be held at the Arlington Music Hall in Arlington, Texas at 7:30 p.m. The festival lineup also includes Kim Waters, Kenya C., and Josh Giles. For tickets and information, visit arlingtonmusichall.net.
Tom Returns to Martini Blu in Houston
Houston fans! Tom Braxton will perform at Martini Blu Jazz Cafe on Thursday, February 15, 2018. There will be two shows: 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy great music and food at Martini Blu's new location at 3101 Fountain View in Houston, Texas. To purchase tickets, visit www.martiniblu1.com.
West Texas Walk of Fame: Blog and Photos
HAPPY NEW YEAR! A special highlight of 2017 for Tom Braxton was the honor of being inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame, along with James Braxton (his father) and Johnny Ray Watson (a renowned gospel singer). The induction ceremony took place on October 19, 2017 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater in Lubbock, Texas. Past inductees include Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis, Jimmy Dean, Tanya Tucker, Roy Orbison, the Gatlin Brothers, and many others. To read about the festivities and to see all of the exciting photos, check out Tom's Blog.
Tom Braxton and father, James Braxton:
2017 West Texas Walk of Fame Inductees
(Photos 2 & 3 by A-J Media, Mark Rogers)