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Above photo from Los Angeles studio: C.C. Thomas, Ricky Lawson (legendary "drummer to the stars" and Grammy winner), Tom Braxton, and Kim Hansen (Photo by ©PicByBarb.com)
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!"
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"
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Tom Heads to Seattle with Earl Klugh
Seattle fans, Tom Braxton will perform with jazz legend and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Earl Klugh at Jazz Alley in Seattle, WA on September 18-21. Don't miss these 4 nights of exciting shows! Here's a photo (by Tatiana Deriugin) from last year's Jazz Alley performance:
The Next Chapter on Radio Charts
September 15, 2014. This week on SmoothJazz.com, Tom's new album climbed to #8 on the Top 50 Indie Chart and #22 on the Top 50 Album Chart. You can hear the new single and other tracks from The Next Chapter on radio stations nationwide and internationally. So, keep your ears tuned to your favorite smooth jazz stations and let them know how much you like Tom's new music!
New Album on Pandora
Pandora users, the new album has now been added to the music database! Don't forget to create your Tom Braxton Station and give a "thumbs up" on the songs you like.
CD Release Concert in Midland
Tom Braxton is looking forward to returning to West Texas this month! Join him for a CD Release Concert at Midland College on Saturday, August 30, 7:45 p.m., Wagner & Brown Auditorium, Allison Fine Arts Building. See flyer for ticket information.
#1 Most Added on SmoothJazz.com
August 4, 2014. Tom Braxton's The Next Chapter is "#1 MOST ADDED" on SmoothJazz.com this week for radio airplay! Thanks for your continued support!
Atlanta Smooth Music Festival Concert Series
Atlanta fans, don't miss Tom Braxton at the Atlanta Smooth Music Festival Concert Series on Saturday, August 16, 7:00 p.m., at the Murray Arts Center in Kennesaw, GA. Get your tickets TODAY at www.ticketalternative.com. See you there!
New Album #2 on Amazon Best Sellers List
Thanks for all the downloads of Tom Braxton's new album, The Next Chapter! It reached #2 this month on the Amazon Best Sellers List and Hot New Releases List for MP3 Downloads in Smooth Jazz!
The Next Chapter "Highly Recommended" by SmoothJazz Europe
Patrick Van de Wiele from SmoothJazz Europe recently reviewed Tom Braxton's latest CD, The Next Chapter, and wrote: "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." To read the full CD review, visit www.smoothjazz.eu.
SmoothJazz.com Calls Tom Braxton's New Album "A Guaranteed Chart Topper"
By Sandy Shore. A truly revered saxophonist... Tom Braxton is highly respected by both the world-class artists he performs with and the fans that watch him play! With a tone that is rich and distinctive, there’s no wonder why this star player commands attention. Tom’s highly anticipated 8th solo release, THE NEXT CHAPTER, is a feel-good, body movin’, soulfully positive collection of tunes, featuring Grammy winners Bob James, Ricky Lawson, Earl Klugh, along with one of Smooth Jazz’s most beloved guitarists, Peter White! In addition to outstanding, original compositions, you’ll find sweet covers of favorites including the OJay’s “I Love Music,” and the Spinner’s “I’ll Be Around;” tunes that bring to mind the fun vibe of the late Wayman Tisdale, whom Braxton supported as Musical Director for 17 years. In addition to his own band, you can occasionally enjoy him with Earl Klugh and Keiko Matsui. Brimming with good vibes, Tom Braxton’s THE NEXT CHAPTER is a guaranteed chart topper!
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The Smooth Jazz Ride ~ CD Review
By Ronald Jackson. It’s been awhile since we were treated to a CD from the personable and polished veteran saxman Tom Braxton, but the wait has paid off as he rolls out The Next Chapter, a bouncy energized set of originals and covers that truly constitute the next entry in the book of experiences and accomplishments by one who knows the ins and outs of jazz...you should find it fun to "read" and feel. Full Review>>
"Live in Concert" YouTube Video
Click here to check out Tom Braxton's latest YouTube video, "Live in Concert." Performances from Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA and The Smooth Jazz Cruise (West Coast Edition) are showcased.
Tom Braxton's New Album Released!
July 8, 2014. The time has arrived! Tom Braxton's new album, The Next Chapter, was nationally released TODAY on the Pacific Coast Jazz label! It is now available on Amazon, iTunes, and other music stores. For audio clips and album details, visit the New Album page. Thank you for your continued support and spread the word!!
Concert Photos from Osaka and Tokyo
Tom Braxton had a fantastic time on the Keiko Matsui Soul Quest Tour in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan last month. He performed with Keiko and special guests Kirk Whalum and Chuck Loeb. Visit Photo Gallery 3 to see great concert photos by Jun Sato. This was Tom's second trip to Japan in one month!
Tom Braxton, Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, Chuck Loeb (Photo by Jun Sato)