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"
Earl Klugh's 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island
Tom Braxton is looking forward to performing at Earl Klugh's 9th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island on November 7-10, 2018. This incredible jazz event will be held at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. The amazing lineup includes Chris Botti, Peabo Bryson (with special guest Deniece Williams), Patti Austin, Earl Klugh, Najee, The Rippingtons (featuring Russ Freeman), Adam Hawley, Al Turner, and many more! Visit www.weekendofjazz.com/kiawah for more information.
58th Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 58th Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi! He will perform on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 9:30 p.m. in Heritage Park (HEB South Stage). Come out and enjoy fantastic music at one of Tom's favorite festivals! For more information, visit www.texasjazz-fest.org.
Tom Joins Rick Braun on Tour in October
Tom Braxton is very excited to join Rick Braun on tour this month for three shows: Wednesday, 10/10/18, at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA; Thursday, 10/11/18, at Tin Pan in Richmond, VA; and Friday, 10/12/18, at Pawleys Island Festival of Music & Art in Pawleys Island, SC. Don't miss these exciting performances! For more information, see the Tour Schedule.
Sanae/Braxton Concert in Dayton, Ohio
Join Tom Braxton and Robert Sanae (Sanae/Braxton Collaborative) in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, October 5, 2018. They will perform at the Levitt Pavilion at 7:00 p.m. (part of the Eichelberger Jazz Series). Come out and enjoy this FREE outdoor concert with your friends and family. For more information, visit levittdayton.org.
Firebird Music Festival
Tom Braxton will join Earl Klugh at the Firebird Music Festival in Scottsdale, AZ on Sunday, September 23, 2018. This inaugural annual festival will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will be hosted by Randy Jackson. The fantastic lineup will also include Jeffrey Osborne, Bob James, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Rick Braun, and Jazz Funk Soul (Jeff Lorber, Paul Jackson Jr., and Everette Harp). For tickets and information, visit firebirdmusicfestival.com.
Happy 99th Birthday to James Braxton!
Blog Post - Tuesday, September 18, 2018:
Happy 99th Birthday to my dad, James Braxton! He was still playing his saxophone when I visited him last week. We sat around the dinner table and jammed on our horns. Dad, you are awesome!
2018 Music Fest at Southfork Ranch
Texas fans! Tom Braxton will perform with Peter White at the 2018 Music Fest at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas (Dallas area) on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The lineup for this exciting two-day festival will also include Najee, Norman Brown, Marion Meadows, David Sanborn, Spyro Gyra, Euge Groove, The Temptations, The Whispers, The Dramatics, and many more! For tickets and information, visit www.musicfest-southforkranch.com.
Tom to Headline at Blue Note Napa
Join Tom Braxton for a fun kickoff to the Labor Day weekend at Blue Note Napa on Thursday, August 30, 2018. He will perform two shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Make plans to come out and enjoy live jazz and gourmet cuisine at this fantastic venue located in the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Napa, CA. Get your tickets TODAY at www.bluenotenapa.com or (707) 880-2300. Be sure to spread the word!