SmoothJazz.com: "...one of the most respected and loved sax men in Smooth Jazz, and it's absolutely his best album to date! Tom Braxton is a treasure, both as a musician and as a human being...ENDLESS HIGHWAY is filled with that 'sweet sound' and positive energy we've come to expect from this incredibly talented composer, producer, and musician. It's an absolute delight, from first note to last...a must-have album for your Smooth Jazz collection."
JazzReview.com: "...one of smooth jazz's most prolific saxophonists...he has all the required tools to become a major force."
Kirk Whalum (Grammy Award-Winning Saxophonist): "Tom Braxton is one of my favorite sax players."
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!"
J.M. - "Tom, you were amazing...your performance on stage 'dueling' notes with Bob James was off the charts."
D.L. - "Thanks for sharing your talent with us...The long travel from South Africa was worth it."
T.B. - "I am so enjoying Endless Highway since getting back from the cruise! Excellent job! Every tune has the 'hook'. Thank you and keep it coming!!"
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South Africa Tour Blog and Photos
Be sure to check out Tom Braxton's Blog to read about his exciting trip to South Africa with Earl Klugh. Also, visit Photo Gallery 3 for all the great tour photos.
Tom with Earl Klugh at the Lyric Theatre in
Johannesburg, South Africa (Photos by Eunice Driver)
Tom Heads to South Africa with Earl Klugh
Tom Braxton is very excited to make his first trip to South Africa this month! He will perform with jazz legend and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Earl Klugh in Johannesburg on May 16 and 17, 8:00 p.m., at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino. For tickets and info, visit www.goldreefcity.co.za.
Mother's Day Concert in St. Louis
Join Tom Braxton on Sunday, May 12, for the 17th Annual Denise Thimes & Friends Special Mother's Day Concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The event, presented by The Mildred Thimes Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, will feature a buffet dinner at 3:00 p.m. and a concert at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.thesheldon.org.
All-American Jazz Festival with Keiko Matsui
Tom Braxton will perform with Keiko Matsui at the All-American Jazz Festival in Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, May 11. The event is presented by WFSS 91.9 FM and will take place in Festival Park. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.; pre-show at 4:00 p.m.; featured artists at 6:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.wfss.org.
6 Brothers on Sax Concert
Texas fans, Tom Braxton will be performing at the "6 Brothers on Sax Concert" on Friday, April 5, 8:00 p.m., in Dallas. This musical extravaganza will be held at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (Naomi Bruton Main Stage) in the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex. The amazing lineup also includes Gerald Albright, Joseph Vincelli, Art Sherrod, Jr., Mark Allen Felton and Keith Anderson. Join us for an electric night of great jazz! Also, for students and jazz enthusiasts, there will be a Jazz Appreciation Master Class on Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m., in Room T314. Visit tbaal.org for tickets and more information.
Warren Hill Saxophone Summit 2013
Saxophone fans! On March 23-24, Tom Braxton will be part of the fantastic all-star lineup at the Warren Hill Saxophone Summit 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Join us for two days of clinics, workshops, concerts, jam sessions and more! The crown jewel of the event is the "Rising Star Award" sponsored by Yamaha and the San Diego Jazz Festival. Open to anyone who attends the weekend summit, this competition offers an incredible grand prize package! For more information, visit www.saxophonesummit.com. See you there!
Walk the Light Arts Festival
Tom Braxton will perform at the Walk the Light Arts Festival in Cedar Hill, TX on Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. The festival theme is "Where Old Meets New." Come out to Historic Downtown Cedar Hill and enjoy live music, craft displays and other art genres such as pottery throwing, fire spinning, videography, photography, culinary arts and poetry. This is an exciting celebration of the arts for the entire family! Visit www.walkthelight.org for more information.
Tom Braxton Working on New CD Project
March 1, 2013. Today, we are making a BIG announcement. Many of you have been inquiring about the next Tom Braxton CD. The rumors are true! I am hard at work on the next project! Through Facebook, Twitter and our website, we can go through this process together. There will be pictures, behind-the-scenes video, special guests announcements and opportunities for you to be involved. This is my first time to include YOU in the process and I am very excited about that. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter for all the latest info. Spread the word and let's have some fun!
Upcoming Sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise
Tom had a fantastic time on The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013 in January! Click here to check out his blog and photos of all the action from Weeks 1 and 2 of "The Greatest Party at Sea." Also, make plans to sail with Tom on two upcoming cruises: The Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast Edition 2013 in October (San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Baja Coast) and The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014 in January (Ft. Lauderdale, Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Maarten, Half Moon Cay). Don't miss the fun! Visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com to book your cabin TODAY! Read Tom's Blog >>
Tom with Rick Braun, Marcus Miller, Patches Stewart and other great artists (Photo by Rhonda Lane)