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"
Aloha! Tom Braxton is looking forward to joining Earl Klugh at the brand new Blue Note Hawaii in Honolulu during its opening month. They will perform six nights, January 26-31, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (two shows each night). Blue Note Hawaii serves as the state’s premier venue for world-renowned artists, from jazz and blues to Hawaiian favorites. It is located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort. If you are in the area, don't miss these fantastic shows! For tickets and information, visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.
Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
This month, Tom Braxton will head to Melbourne, FL to perform with Peter White at the Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend 2016. This incredible 3-day event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront Hotel on January 22-24. The amazing lineup also includes Mindi Abair, Nick Colionne, Euge Groove, and Paul Taylor. Come join us at this beautiful oceanfront location for great concerts, food, sun, and fun! Visit www.floridasmoothjazzweekend.com for more information.
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2016
Tom Braxton will be a featured performer on the Smooth Jazz Cruise 2016 which will have two sailings: January 10-17 (SJC '16.1) and February 21-28 (SJC '16.2). "The Greatest Party at Sea" will sail from Ft. Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Key West. The fantastic lineup includes George Benson, Marcus Miller, David Sanborn, Boney James, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Richard Elliot, Norman Brown, Peabo Bryson, and many more! For more information or to book your cabin for the next cruise, visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.
New Year's Eve Celebration
Join Tom Braxton on Thursday, December 31, for a NEW YEAR'S EVE Celebration in San Antonio, TX at The Big Bib Too Event Center! Tickets include a BBQ dinner buffet, champagne toast, and a midnight breakfast. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and showtime is at 9:00 p.m. Don't miss it! Visit thebigbib.com for tickets and information.
Tom's Trip to Maputo, Mozambique
During the holiday season, Tom Braxton joined Earl Klugh on an exciting trip to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. They performed at Moments of Jazz (presented by Vodacom) on December 18 at Fortaleza de Maputo. The tour group also spent time with students at the ECA School of Music. Tom had a wonderful time and remarked: "The people were amazing, and the show was fantastic! Thank you, Maputo, for your support and appreciation of Jazz! I look forward to returning!"
Tom with Earl Klugh & Band: Moments of Jazz Concert,
Press Conference at Vodacom, ECA School of Music
Merry Christmas from Tom Braxton
Comfort and Joy Christmas CD Available Now
This season, be sure to get Tom Braxton's Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy. This disc includes timeless holiday favorites and features the stellar vocal talents of Andrea Wallace and Grammy-winning producer Arthur Dyer. Downloads are available at iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. You can also purchase CDs at live holiday shows! Share Tom's jazzy sounds of Christmas with all of your friends and family!
Tom's Holiday Concerts in Texas
Don't miss Tom Braxton in Texas this holiday season! He will perform at the Dallas Museum of Art on Thursday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m.; Buttons in Fort Worth on Saturday, December 5, at 8:30 p.m.; and Lord of the Harvest Church in Corpus Christi on Sunday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m. Also, you can bring in the New Year with Tom on Thursday, December 31, in San Antonio at The Big Bib Too Event Center (showtime TBA). Join us for these fantastic holiday performances!