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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Click here to read excerpts of Tom Braxton's cover story in Smooth Jazz News magazine
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tenor saxophones exclusively
Enjoy Tom's Music This Holiday Season
As the holiday season approaches, be sure to get Tom Braxton's jazzy Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy. This disc includes timeless holiday favorites and makes a great Christmas gift! Why not enjoy all of Tom's music this season! His albums are available at Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Visit the website Music page for info. Order TODAY!
New Album Coming Soon
Tom has been spending long hours in the studio this month working on his new album to be released in 2014. He recently cut tracks in Los Angeles, CA at the studio of Ricky Lawson, legendary drummer and Grammy winner. Musicians included Ricky, bassist C.C. Thomas and keyboardist Kim Hansen. In Houston, TX, Tom had a session with vocalist Gianna and engineer Patty Sanders at Sanders Sound Studio. This week, he recorded with a fantastic horn section at Patrick McGuire Recording Studio in Arlington, TX. Tom led the way on tenor sax and was joined by his son, Ian Braxton (baritone sax); Pete Branham (alto sax); Larry Spencer (trumpet); Don Bozman (trombone); and Patrick McGuire (engineer). Stay tuned for more album news!
L.A. studio: C.C. Thomas, Ricky Lawson,
Tom Braxton, Kim Hansen
Houston studio: Tom Braxton, Patty Sanders, Gianna
Arlington studio: Don Bozman, Larry Spencer,
Pete Branham, Tom Braxton, Ian Braxton
Photos from Fall Jazz Festivals
Tom had a blast this fall at the Arizona Jazz Festival (Phoenix, AZ), Las Vegas Jazz Festival (Las Vegas, NV) and The Nile Gold Jazz Safari (Kampala, Uganda). The crowds were fantastic! Below is a photo glimpse of the action. Visit Photo Gallery 3 to see more great tour photos. Also, check out Tom's Blog to read about his exciting trip to Uganda.
Arizona Jazz Festival in Phoenix, AZ
(Photo by Infinity Artists Group)
Las Vegas Jazz Festival with Jeff Golub and Warren Hill
(Photo by Infinity Artists Group)
The Nile Gold Jazz Safari in Kampala, Uganda with
Patches Stewart (Photo via Nile Gold Uganda)
Blog Entry: Monday, October 7, 2013
The Nile Gold Jazz Safari Sold Out!! (includes photos) Read Blog >>
Tom to Perform at Fall Jazz Festivals
Tom will be a featured artist at three jazz festivals this fall: Las Vegas Jazz Festival, September 29, Las Vegas, NV; The Nile Gold Jazz Safari, October 4, Kampala, Uganda; and Arizona Jazz Festival, October 26, Phoenix, AZ. The fantastic lineups include some of the biggest names in R&B and smooth jazz. Don't miss Tom's performances! Get your tickets TODAY!