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 is looking forward to performing at Earl Klugh's 6th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island on November 12-14. This exciting three-day event will be held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina and will feature performances from Earl Klugh, George Benson, Boney James, Jeffrey Osborne, Jake Shimabukuro, Marcus Johnson, and more! Click here for more information. Check out this photo from the 2014 event:
Tom, Earl Klugh, Ray Parker Jr, Michael Lington & Band
2014 Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island
Texas Jazz Festival
Join Tom Braxton at the 55th Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi, TX. He will perform on the AT&T Center Stage in Heritage Park on Saturday, October 17, at 10:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.texasjazz-fest.org. This is one of Tom's favorite jazz festivals! Don't miss it!
Capital Jazz SuperCruise IX
The 9th Annual Capital Jazz SuperCruise sets sail this month! Tom Braxton will be a part of the amazing lineup which includes George Benson, Maysa, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Kenny Lattimore, Keiko Matsui, Walter Beasley, Candy Dulfer, Bobby Caldwell, The Whispers, CeCe Winans, Chaka Khan, and many more. The cruise will sail October 24-November 1 from San Juan to Barbados, Martinique, Grenada, and Tobago on the Carnival Liberty Cruise Ship. This "Jazz Cruise with Soul" promises to be 8 days and nights of exciting concerts, jam sessions, dancing, comedy, and fun in the sun! See you on board!
SARDAA Benefit Gala in Houston
Texas fans! Tom Braxton will perform at the "Jazz On My Mind" SARDAA Benefit Gala on Saturday, October 10, at the JW Marriott Houston. This event is an opportunity to support SARDAA, an organization that provides programs for individuals with schizophrenia-related brain disorders and their families. For tickets and information on the 2015 Annual Conference & Gala, visit www.sardaa.org.
Zambia Blog and Photos
Tom Braxton had an amazing time in Africa this month! He performed with Earl Klugh at the Stanbic Jazz Festival in Lusaka, Zambia on October 2-3. Check out his Blog to read about this exciting trip. Also, visit Photo Gallery 3 for all the great tour photos.
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.
Caprock Jazz Festival 2015 Headliners
Bearden Birthday Bash in Charlotte
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.