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 and Robert Sanae are set to release a new collaborative album, The Other Side, on the Pacific Coast Jazz label on July 8! Just like the perfect cup of coffee, Sanae and Braxton have brewed a delicious blend of contemporary, chill, and smooth jazz. Sanae's nine originals and the Stylistics' classic "People Make the World Go 'Round" feature his mellow trumpet with Braxton's complimentary soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones. Robert's keyboards and production worked hand in hand with Tom's ideas as they co-produced and added friends Al Turner (bassist for Earl Klugh) and flutist Bradley Leighton (Pacific Coast Jazz). This collaboration marks a first for Sanae and Braxton and it is very comfortable and productive. There is a spark between these two that we certainly hope to see again down the road in their musical journeys. This new album is available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes.
Exciting Trip to Ghana: Blog & Photos
Tom Braxton had an amazing time at the Stanbic Jazz Festival in Accra, Ghana! He performed his own show on 2 nights of the festival, accompanied by Akablay (a renowned musician in Accra) and his band. Tom remarked, "I have never played my music with a live horn section and it was refreshing and exciting!!" Tom also had the pleasure of joining legendary jazz icon Bob James for 3 fantastic shows. Check out Tom's Blog (with photos) to read about his exciting trip!
Tom and Bob James at festival press conference; Tom's opening night show; festival signs in the lobby
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: Jazz at Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC on July 9; Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, NY on July 12-17 (6 nights); MIM Music Theater in Phoenix, AZ on July 27; Albuquerque BioPark Zoo in Albuquerque, NM on July 29; Aliante Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on July 30; and the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA on August 12. See the Tour Schedule for details.
Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival
Tom Braxton will travel to Africa this month to perform at the Stanbic Ghana Jazz Festival on June 24-26 in Accra, Ghana. This fantastic 3-day festival will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre and will feature headliner Bob James and other amazing artists. Visit www.stanbicjazzfestival.com for tickets and information.
Tom to Perform at Rockbox Theater
Texas fans, be sure to catch Tom Braxton at Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg on Saturday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m. He will be joined by vocalist Linda Morgan (one of Rockbox's finest) for a great "Night of Smooth Jazz." For tickets and information, visit www.rockboxtheater.com. Don't miss this exciting show in Texas hill country!
SAX IN THE CITY: Kirk Whalum & Tom Braxton
This Memorial Day Weekend, don't miss SAX IN THE CITY, featuring Kirk Whalum and Tom Braxton, at the W.E. Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, TX. There will be two shows on Sunday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Click here for tickets to this exciting jazz event!