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SmoothJazz.com:  "...one of the most respected and loved sax men in Smooth Jazz...Tom Braxton is a treasure, both as a musician and as a human being..."

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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Latest News & Blog

March 2014

New Album Coming in July

The time is almost here!  Tom Braxton's long-awaited new album, The Next Chapter, is set to be released this July on the Pacific Coast Jazz label.  The CD features guitarist Peter White and Grammy winners Bob James, Earl Klugh, and Ricky Lawson.  Tom is showcased on soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, as well as flute and keyboards.  He also served as producer, writer, and arranger on most of the material.  However, he did have production assistance from "the drummer to the stars," the late Ricky LawsonThe Next Chapter presents Braxton at his best from up-tempo grooves to reflective ballads.  When listening to this record, it's easy to feel the love, joy, and positive energy that is inherent in the music.  There is something here for all jazz fans!  For more information about Tom's new album, click here.

West Coast Pre-Release CD Parties

West Coast fans, join Tom Braxton at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA on Friday, March 28, 8:00 p.m., for a Pre-Release CD Party!  Tom will perform a few songs from his new CD, and you will be able to purchase a copy and get it autographed!  Also, make plans to attend Tom's Pre-Release CD Party at Liaison Lounge in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, April 19, 6:00 p.m.  Don't miss your chance to get Tom's new CD, The Next Chapter, before it is released to the public!!

Great Studio Photos

Be sure to visit Photo Gallery 2 to check out all of the great studio photos from The Next Chapter!  Below is a glimpse of the recording sessions in Los Angeles, Houston, and Arlington.

L.A. studio:  C.C. Thomas, Ricky Lawson,
Tom Braxton, Kim Hansen
(Photo by ©PicByBarb.com)

Houston studio:  Tom Braxton, Patty Sanders, Gianna

Arlington studio:  Don Bozman, Larry Spencer,
Pete Branham, Tom Braxton, Ian Braxton

Blog Entry:  Monday, March 3, 2014

Fantastic Time at Java Jazz Festival (with Photos).  Read Blog >>

February 2014

Tom Heads to Indonesia for Java Jazz Festival

Tom Braxton will be a featured artist at the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia.  He will perform with jazz organist Tony Monaco on Saturday, March 1, at 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Straight Ahead Jazz Hall.  Tom will also conduct a Music Clinic on Sunday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m. in the Bromo Room.  The event will be held at the Jakarta International Expo.  Don't miss this 10th edition of one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world!  For more information, visit www.javajazzfestival.com.

Smooth Jazz Cruise to Sail Twice in 2015

By popular demand, The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail TWICE in 2015!  The January sailing is currently sold out, but a March "Second Chance" sailing has been added.  Tom Braxton will be a featured performer on the second sailing, March 1-8.  The fantastic lineup includes Natalie Cole, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Joe Sample, Peter White, Brian Simpson, Patches Stewart and many other great artists.  Book your cabin today at www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.

January 2014

In Memory of Bernice Braxton

As many of you may know, my mother, Bernice Braxton, passed away on Sunday evening, January 26, from a lengthy illness.  Thank you for all the loving phone calls, emails and texts.  Click here for memorial information and obituary.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the Braxton family to yours! (Photo: Julian, Tom, Sharon, Ian)

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