South Africa Tour Blog and Photos
Be sure to check out Tom Braxton's Blog to read about his exciting trip to South Africa with Earl Klugh. Also, visit Photo Gallery 3 for all the great tour photos.
Tom with Earl Klugh at the Lyric Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa
(Photos by Eunice Driver)
Tom Heads to South Africa with Earl Klugh
Tom Braxton is very excited to make his first trip to South Africa this month! He will perform with jazz legend and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Earl Klugh in Johannesburg on May 16 and 17, 8:00 p.m., at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino. For tickets and information, visit www.goldreefcity.co.za.
Mother's Day Concert in St. Louis
Join Tom Braxton on Sunday, May 12, for the 17th Annual Denise Thimes & Friends Special Mother's Day Concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The event, presented by The Mildred Thimes Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, will feature a buffet dinner at 3:00 p.m. and a concert at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.thesheldon.org.
All-American Jazz Festival with Keiko Matsui
Tom Braxton will perform with Keiko Matsui at the All-American Jazz Festival in Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, May 11. The event is presented by WFSS 91.9 FM and will take place in Festival Park. Gates open at 3:00 p.m.; pre-show at 4:00 p.m.; featured artists at 6:00 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.wfss.org.
6 Brothers on Sax Concert
Texas fans, Tom Braxton will be performing at the "6 Brothers on Sax Concert" on Friday, April 5, 8:00 p.m., in Dallas. This musical extravaganza will be held at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (Naomi Bruton Main Stage) in the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex. The amazing lineup also includes Gerald Albright, Joseph Vincelli, Art Sherrod, Jr., Mark Allen Felton and Keith Anderson. Join us for an electric night of great jazz! Also, for students and jazz enthusiasts, there will be a Jazz Appreciation Master Class on Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m., in Room T314. Visit tbaal.org for tickets and more information.
Jazzy Easter Celebration in Chicago
Join Tom Braxton on Sunday, March 31, for a "Jazzy Easter" celebration at Harvest Church Plainfield in the Chicago area. Tom will perform at two services: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The church is located at 13300 S. Route 59 in Plainfield, IL. For more information, visit www.harvestplainfield.com.
Warren Hill Saxophone Summit 2013
Saxophone fans! On March 23-24, Tom Braxton will be part of the fantastic all-star lineup at the Warren Hill Saxophone Summit 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Join us for two days of clinics, workshops, concerts, jam sessions and more! The crown jewel of the event is the "Rising Star Award" sponsored by Yamaha and the San Diego Jazz Festival. Open to anyone who attends the weekend summit, this competition offers an incredible grand prize package! For more information, visit www.saxophonesummit.com. See you there!
Walk the Light Arts Festival
Tom Braxton will perform at the Walk the Light Arts Festival in Cedar Hill, TX on Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. The festival theme is "Where Old Meets New." Come out to Historic Downtown Cedar Hill and enjoy live music, craft displays and other art genres such as pottery throwing, fire spinning, videography, photography, culinary arts and poetry. This is an exciting celebration of the arts for the entire family! Visit www.walkthelight.org for more information.
Tom Braxton Working on New CD Project
March 1, 2013. Today, we are making a BIG announcement. Many of you have been inquiring about the next Tom Braxton CD. The rumors are true! I am hard at work on the next project! Through Facebook, Twitter and our website, we can go through this process together. There will be pictures, behind-the-scenes video, special guests announcements and opportunities for you to be involved. This is my first time to include YOU in the process and I am very excited about that. Be sure to "like" us on Facebook and "follow" us on Twitter for all the latest info. Spread the word and let's have some fun!
Upcoming Sailings of The Smooth Jazz Cruise
Tom had a fantastic time on The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013 in January! Click here to check out his blog and photos of all the action from Weeks 1 and 2 of "The Greatest Party at Sea." Also, make plans to sail with Tom on two upcoming cruises: The Smooth Jazz Cruise West Coast Edition 2013 in October (San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Baja Coast) and The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2014 in January (Ft. Lauderdale, Turks & Caicos, San Juan, St. Maarten, Half Moon Cay). Don't miss the fun! Visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com to book your cabin TODAY! Read Tom's Blog >>
Tom on the Vista Stage with Rick Braun, Marcus Miller, Patches Stewart
and other great artists (Photo by Rhonda Lane)
Bon Voyage Party at Spaghettini
West Coast fans, join Tom Braxton for a "Bon Voyage Party" at Spaghettini in Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. He will leave the following day for Ft. Lauderdale, FL to set sail on The Smooth Jazz Cruise. Come out and send him off in style! Don't miss this fantastic show at one of Tom's favorite venues! Purchase your tickets online TODAY at www.spaghettini.com.
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2013
For the seventh straight year, Tom Braxton will be a featured performer on The Smooth Jazz Cruise which heads for the Caribbean this month. "The Greatest Party at Sea" will have two sailings: January 13-20 (Week 1) and January 20-27 (Week 2). The exciting lineup includes George Benson, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Candy Dulfer, Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Bob James, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Brian Simpson, Angie Stone, Steve Cole, Paul Taylor and many more! For more information or to book your cabin for the next cruise, visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.
Christmas Eve Gospel Jazz Concert
Tom Braxton's Comfort and Joy Christmas Tour 2012 will make its final stop in Dallas, TX on Dec. 24. Join us for the Christmas Eve Gospel Jazz Concert at St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church at 6:00 p.m. This festive concert will feature vocalists Andrea Wallace and Garry Williams and bassist Joseph Toliver. Visit www.slcumc.org for more information. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Tom's Classic CDs Now at iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby
Tom Braxton's Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy, is now available at iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. This disc includes timeless holiday favorites and features the stellar vocal talents of Andrea Wallace and Grammy-winning producer Arthur Dyer. Share Tom's jazzy sounds of Christmas with all of your friends and family! You can also purchase the CD at live holiday shows — makes a great Christmas gift!
Also, Tom's debut album, Your Move, is now available on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby. Get your MP3 downloads of this 1992 classic today!
Tom to Perform with Dad at Lubbock Christmas Concert
Tom Braxton's Christmas Tour will head to Lubbock, TX for a concert at The Legacy Event Center on Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m. This intimate "unplugged" night of holiday jazz will feature Tom with special guest saxophonist J.T. Braxton (Tom's dad, 93) and guest vocalists Pervis Evans and Devon Langford. The concert, presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Eta Delta Omega Chapter), will benefit scholarships and community service projects. Get your tickets today at Select-a-Seat. Click here to see the event flyer.
Comfort and Joy Christmas Tour Begins This Week
December 3, 2012 ~ Tom Braxton's Comfort and Joy Christmas Tour 2012 will kick off this week! Come out and celebrate the season with us in Dallas, TX; Reno, NV; Lubbock, TX; Garland, TX; Colleyville, TX; Seattle, WA; and Corpus Christi, TX. See the Tour Schedule for details on all the tour dates near you!
More Christmas Tour Highlights:
Dec. 8, Garland, TX, Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church, 7:00 p.m.: Tom will be a special guest performer at the Oasis Holiday Gospel & Jazz Concert. The event will also feature Andrea Helms (Gospel Recording Artist and Finalist of BET's Sunday Best) and The Rob Holbert Group.
Dec. 15, Dallas, TX, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 7:00 p.m.: The A.D.A.M. Ministries Holiday Celebration will feature Tom with special guest vocalist Andrea Wallace. This event (dinner, auction and concert) will benefit the homeless.
Comfort and Joy Christmas Tour 2012
Back by popular demand, Tom Braxton's holiday tour will kick off this December, featuring special guests and festive music from his classic Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy. The tour will include performances in Dallas, TX; Reno, NV; Lubbock, TX; Garland, TX; Colleyville, TX; Seattle, WA; and Corpus Christi, TX. See the Tour Schedule for details on all the tour dates near you!
Tom on the Cover of Stay Focused Magazine
Tom Braxton is on the cover of the Fall 2012 issue of Stay Focused Magazine, a quarterly business publication. In the feature article by Deanna L. Davis, Tom discusses his career, the music business and his community involvement. Davis writes, "Accomplished musician, integral businessman, loving husband, responsible father and child of God are just a few descriptive words for Mr. Tom Braxton." Order your copy of this inspirational magazine today at focusedplans.net.
52nd Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Don't miss Tom Braxton this month at the 52nd Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi, TX. He will perform on the AT&T Center Stage in Heritage Park on Friday, October 19, at 10:30 p.m. Visit www.texasjazz-fest.org for more information. Tom is looking forward to seeing all the Corpus fans again!
Tom Returns to Rockbox This Fall
Tom Braxton will return to Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas as a Guest Artist this fall. He will join the fantastic Rockbox cast on September 21-23, October 11-14 and October 26-28. Make plans to visit the scenic Texas hill country for these exciting performances! For tickets and showtimes, visit www.rockboxtheater.com.
26th Annual GrapeFest
Join Tom Braxton in Grapevine, Texas this month for the 26th Annual GrapeFest — the largest wine festival in the Southwest. He will perform on two nights: Thursday, September 13, at 9:15 p.m. (Champagne Terrace Stage) and Friday, September 14, at 10:00 p.m. (Gazebo Stage). Come out and enjoy great Texas wines, culinary treats, music and family fun in Historic Downtown Grapevine! Visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com for more information.
2 Much Sax in 1 Night
Be sure to catch Tom Braxton and Eldredge Jackson at the "2 Much Sax in 1 Night" Summer Jazz Concert in Tulsa, OK. This spectacular event will be held on Saturday, August 4, 8:00 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel (Warren Place). Reserve your seats TODAY! Click here for tickets and information.
Don't Miss Tom at Spaghettini in Seal Beach
Tom Braxton is looking forward to returning to Seal Beach, CA this month! He will perform at Spaghettini on Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. This is one of Tom's favorite West Coast venues, so don't miss his exciting show! GET YOUR TICKETS ONLINE at www.spaghettini.com.
An Evening of Jazz in Sacramento
Join Tom Braxton for "An Evening of Jazz" at Enotria in Sacramento, CA on Thursday, July 12. The event is presented by Sax on the River and will also feature pianist Cecil Ramirez and vocalist Briana Lee. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show starts at 8:00 p.m. There is limited seating, so please call (916) 922-6792 to make your reservations TODAY! Cover charge is $20 at the door. Visit www.enotria.com for venue information.
Chester County Jazz Festival
This summer, be sure to catch Tom Braxton at the Chester County Jazz Festival in West Chester, PA. He will perform on Sunday, July 1, at 1:40 p.m. in Hoopes Park. Bring your family, friends, blankets and lawn chairs for a fun day of music and activities. Let the festival's theme, "Soothe Your Soul," inspire you to savor the sounds of amazing jazz in the open air! For more information, visit chestercountyjazzfestival.com.
Spectacular Concert at Three Caves
Check out Tom's Blog to read about his recent concert at the Historic Three Caves in Huntsville, AL. Also, visit Photo Gallery 3 to see all the great photos taken by Ray Park and Dollie Pankey of the amazing event.
Photo by Ray Park
Jazz Concert at Three Caves
Tom Braxton will perform at the 7th Annual "Concert at the Caves" in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, June 9, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will benefit the Land Trust of North Alabama and will be held at the Historic Three Caves, a former limestone quarry at the base of Monte Sano Mountain. Don't miss this exciting event! Three Caves is one of Huntsville’s treasures and the quarry will be lit from within as a dramatic, one-of-a-kind backdrop for this unforgettable evening of jazz. For tickets and information, visit landtrustnal.org.
Your Move Now Available at CD Baby
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of Tom Braxton's debut album, Your Move. By popular request, MP3 downloads of this 1992 classic are now available at CD Baby. On his first solo release, Tom teamed with one of his best friends, Kirk Whalum, who played and produced several of the tracks. Keyboard prodigy Bernard Wright provided the funky settings for some of Tom's originals and added his own special New York flavor to the production. Special guest Dean Brown on guitar and other great musicians made this a fantastic project. Your Move showcases Tom's exceptional skills on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones as well as his composition and production talents. Get ready to enjoy a wonderful musical journey! Visit www.cdbaby.com/cd/tombraxton to download TODAY!
Take Flight Smooth Jazz Concert
Dallas fans, be sure to catch Tom Braxton and Mark Harper at the Take Flight Smooth Jazz Concert this Memorial Day Weekend. The concert is presented by 2 Brother Entertainment and will be held at Delta Charlie's Bar & Grill, Dallas Executive Airport, on Sunday, May 27, at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets TODAY at www.2brother-ent.com.
Main Street Days in Grapevine
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 28th Annual Main Street Days, a fun-filled festival for the entire family in Grapevine, TX. Tom will perform on Friday, May 18, at 6:00 p.m. and on Sunday, May 20, at 2:00 p.m. on the Pizza Piazza Stage in Historic Downtown Grapevine. For more information, visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com.
Mother's Day Concert in St. Louis
Join Tom Braxton on Sunday, May 13, for the 16th Annual Denise Thimes & Friends Special Mother's Day Concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The event, presented by The Mildred Thimes Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer, will feature a buffet dinner at 3:00 p.m. and a concert at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit www.thesheldon.org.
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 32nd Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m. This free event will be held at Quakertown Park, 321 East McKinney, in Denton, Texas. Enjoy fantastic music, fine art, crafts, food and games in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring the entire family! For more information, visit dentonjazzfest.com.
Jazzy Easter Celebration in Chicago
Join Tom Braxton on Sunday, April 8, at "Jazzy Easter -- A Celebration of the Risen Christ" at Harvest Church Plainfield in the Chicago area. Tom will perform at two services (9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.) which will also feature the Wheaton College Choir Ensemble. The church is located at 13300 S. Route 59 in Plainfield, IL. For more information, visit www.harvestplainfield.com.
Tom Returns to Rockbox Theater
Tom Braxton will return to Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas as a featured Guest Artist this month. He will join the fantastic Rockbox cast for five shows on March 15-18. Make plans to visit the scenic Texas hill country for these exciting performances! Visit www.rockboxtheater.com for tickets and showtimes.
6 Brothers on Sax Concert
Texas fans, Tom Braxton will be performing at the "6 Brothers on Sax Concert" on Saturday, March 24, 8:00 p.m., in Dallas, Texas. This musical extravaganza will be held at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (Naomi Bruton Main Stage) in the Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex. The lineup of world-class artists also includes Joseph Vincelli, Art Sherrod, Jr., Mark Allen Felton, Tom Brownlee, Jr. and Keith Anderson. Join us for an electric night of great jazz! Visit tbaal.org for tickets and more information.
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2012
For the sixth straight year, Tom Braxton will be a featured performer on The Smooth Jazz Cruise which heads for the Caribbean this month. Nicknamed "The Greatest Party at Sea," this exciting cruise will have two sailings: January 15-22 (Week 1) and January 22-29 (Week 2). The fabulous lineup includes David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Boney James, Rick Braun, Brian Culbertson, Eric Darius, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove, Patrice Rushen, Joe Sample, Brian Simpson, Kirk Whalum, Peter White and many more! The 2012 cruise is currently sold out, but visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com to book your cabin for 2013.
Don't Miss Tom at Spaghettini's
West Coast fans, don't miss Tom Braxton at Spaghettini's in Seal Beach, CA on Friday, January 13, 7:30 p.m. This award-winning venue is one of Tom's favorites and features outstanding fine dining and entertainment. Visit www.spaghettini.com to reserve your seats TODAY! See you there!
Comfort and Joy Christmas CD
Don't forget to order your copy of Tom Braxton's Christmas CD, Comfort and Joy, from the Online Store. This disc includes classic holiday favorites. Share the jazzy sounds of Christmas with all of your friends and family!
Tom on the Cover of Saxophone Journal
Tom Braxton is on the cover of the November/December 2011 issue of Saxophone Journal. In an 8-page feature article by Thomas Erdmann, Braxton gives tips on saxophone techniques and discusses his musical influences, recording CDs, training, industry relationships and more. Click here to order your copy.
Tom to Perform in Rockbox Christmas Show
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas this holiday season! He will join the fantastic Rockbox cast as a Guest Artist in the Christmas at Rockbox show every weekend, Nov. 18 - Dec. 24 (31 shows). The music and comedy extravaganza will also feature the doo-wop vocals of The Moonlites. Brighten your holiday season with a trip to the scenic Texas hill country. The magical Rockbox Christmas show promises to be lots of fun for the entire family! Visit www.rockboxtheater.com for tickets and more information.
Wayman Tisdale Tribute and Induction Into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Tom Braxton will participate in two events honoring Wayman Tisdale this month. On Friday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m., he will headline "A Tribute to Wayman Tisdale" at The Sooner Theatre in Norman, OK. The evening will feature a special screening of the documentary, The Wayman Tisdale Story, and performances of Wayman's smooth jazz hits by Tom and his band. On Thursday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m., Braxton will perform at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert at the Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, OK. The 2011 inductees will include Tisdale and other great musicians.
Tom Signs with Infinity Artists Group Booking Agency
Tom Braxton has just signed with Infinity Artists Group, a professional state-of-the-art booking agency based in Temecula, CA. The agency represents such jazz artists as Warren Hill and Steve Oliver, and Tom is very proud to join the Infinity family. For booking information, contact Michael Brotten (CEO of Infinity Artists Group) at 951-216-5064 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Endorses MACSAX® Saxophones
MACSAX® recently announced that Tom Braxton has become the latest professional player to select MACSAX® Saxophones as his instrument of choice. "I have played just about every brand saxophone over the years. MACSAX® has the special edge I have always looked for," said Tom. "Tone is very important to me and I really like the way these instruments sound and feel." Michael Crouch (MACSAX® CEO) said, "We are delighted to add Tom Braxton to our growing list of world class saxophonists. Our ultimate reward is hearing this wonderful instrument reach its full potential through Tom Braxton’s amazing abilities." www.macsax.com
51st Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Don't miss Tom Braxton at the 51st Annual Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi, TX on Friday, October 21, 10:30 p.m., on the AT&T Stage. This is one of Tom's favorite festivals! Visit www.texasjazz-fest.org for more information. See you at Heritage Park!
Sax on the River in Sacramento
Tom Braxton will perform at Sax on the River in Sacramento, CA on Saturday, October 8, to benefit the Karla J. Williams Foundation. This event includes an elegant BBQ dinner, silent auction, no-host bar and amazing entertainment featuring Tom, Andre Delano, Petri Hawkins Byrd (the bailiff on Judge Judy) and many others. Join us at 10215 Garden Highway from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. to support this great foundation that helps cancer patients and their families. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.saxontheriver.com. See you there!
Promises for Families Gala in San Angelo
Tom Braxton will be the featured artist at the Promises for Families Foundation "Music and Memories Gala" in San Angelo, TX. The event will take place at the historic Cactus Hotel on Thursday, September 29, at 6:00 p.m. Come out and support this foundation which is dedicated to providing quality summer camps, after-school programs and academic tutoring for children whose lives have been impacted by parental incarceration. For reservations and more information, visit www.promisesforfamilies.org.
25th Anniversary GrapeFest
Tom Braxton will perform at the GrapeFest in Grapevine, TX on Saturday, September 17, 10:00 p.m., on the Gazebo Stage. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, GrapeFest is the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Join us in historic downtown Grapevine for award-winning wines, culinary treats and exciting live entertainment. Don't miss the fun! Click here for more information.
Texas Smooth Groove Tour
Join us in September for the Texas Smooth Groove Tour with Tom Braxton, Fingerprints and Mark Harper (hosted by Lynn Briggs). This fantastic event will take place at the MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville, TX on Friday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. Click here to get your tickets TODAY!
INFINITI Summer Concert Series in Newport Beach
West Coast fans, don't miss Tom Braxton at the INFINITI Summer Concert Series (presented by ROLEX South Coast Plaza) in Newport Beach, CA. He will perform on Friday, August 12, 8:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. Andre Delano is also on Friday's lineup. Get your tickets TODAY! Visit www.hyattconcerts.com for more information.
Tom to Perform with Keiko Matsui at Yoshi's in San Francisco
Tom Braxton will perform with Keiko Matsui at Yoshi's in San Francisco, CA on August 3-6. This venue in the Fillmore Heritage Center is one of the Bay Area's premier locations for great food and jazz. Don't miss these fantastic shows! See Tom's Tour Schedule for more information.
"Jam to Give" Summer Concert Series in Cedar Hill
Be sure to join Tom Braxton again this year at the "Jam to Give" Summer Concert Series in Cedar Hill, Texas. This free 8-week concert series supports local non-profit organizations. Tom will perform on Friday, July 15, 7:00 p.m., at Uptown Village at Cedar Hill. Please bring toiletry donation items to benefit Hope Mansion. Click here for more information.
Jazz Mansion Concert in Dallas
(Note Location Change!) Tom Braxton will be one of the featured artists at the Jazz Mansion Concert (presented by Master Songwriting Sessions) in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, July 10. This incredible evening of jazz will take place in the multi-million-dollar Sharif-Munir Mansion located at 4711 North Lindhurst (just off of Strait Lane). Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and music begins at 5:30 p.m. Come early for hors d'oeuvres, wine and tours of the mansion. Only 55 seats are available, so get your tickets TODAY! Click here for more information.
Balcones Heights Jazz Festival in San Antonio
Tom Braxton has been added to the exciting lineup at Balcones Heights Jazz Festival in San Antonio, Texas. He will perform on Friday, July 8, 9:00 p.m., at the Outdoor Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas. This spectacular FREE festival has been captivating South Texas jazz fans for over 15 years. Don't miss the sights and sounds of great live jazz under the stars! Click here for more information.
Tom on The Blake Aaron Radio Show
Tom Braxton will be a LIVE "in studio" guest on The Blake Aaron Radio Show on Thursday, June 30, 4 p.m., in Mission Viejo, CA. This internationally syndicated contemporary jazz program (hosted by Blake Aaron and Tina Anderson) can be heard every Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. on KSBR Jazz 88.5 FM and many other stations across the globe. To tune in online, visit www.ksbr.org.
Tom to Return to Spaghettini in Seal Beach
California fans, Tom Braxton is looking forward to returning to Seal Beach this summer! He will perform at Spaghettini Grill and Lounge on July 2 at 8:00 p.m. This is one of Tom's favorite West Coast venues, so don't miss his exciting show! For tickets and information, visit www.spaghettini.com.
Join Tom for Grand Opening of Dallas Venue
Tom Braxton will be the featured performer at the "Grand Opening" of Mary's Southern Cuisine & Entertainment in Dallas, Texas on Friday, June 17, at 8:30 p.m. Join us at this terrific new venue located at 10261 E. Technology Blvd. You will enjoy wonderful home cooking, Southern hospitality and live entertainment! Visit www.maryssoutherncuisine.com for more information. See you there!
Tom to Perform with Dad at Rockbox Theater
Tom Braxton will be the Guest Artist at Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas on June 10-12. As a special treat, Tom's dad, J.T. Braxton, will make a guest appearance during this exciting weekend of entertainment. See the Tour Schedule for showtimes and more information. Rockbox Theater is rated the #1 Attraction in Texas by TripAdvisor.com. Don't miss the fun!
Great New Tour Photos
Don't forget to visit Tom's website Photos section often to get a glimpse of all the excitement on tour. Great new pics have been added to Photo Gallery 3 (On Tour) and Photo Gallery 11 (Keiko Matsui Tour in Eastern Europe 2010). Take a look!!
Photo of the Month!
Photo by Byron Lewis. Backstage at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA (5-20-11): Tom Braxton, Stephanie Lewis and Sharon Braxton. Painting by Stephanie Lewis (inspired by photo from 2011 Smooth Jazz Cruise).
(Click to enlarge)
Tom on East Coast with Keiko Matsui
East Coast fans, Tom Braxton is heading your way to perform with Keiko Matsui this month! Don't miss these fantastic shows: May 20 at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg, PA; May 21 at the Boulton Center in Bay Shore, NY; May 22 at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY; and May 23 at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT. Check the Tour Schedule for details.
Tom to Perform at Rockbox Theater
Be sure to catch Tom Braxton at the Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas for two fun-filled weekends of entertainment. He will perform on May 6-8 and June 10-12. Check the Tour Schedule for showtimes and more information. This exciting venue is rated the #1 Attraction in Texas by TripAdvisor.com. See you there!
Festivals in Texas This Month
Tom Braxton will perform at two great festivals in Texas this month. Join him at the Main Street Arts Festival in Fort Worth on Friday, April 15, 5:00 p.m., on the Sundance Square Stage (Main and 4th Street). You can also catch him at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival on Saturday, April 30, 5:30 p.m., on the Jazz Stage at Denton's Quakertown Park. Both events are FREE! Don't miss the fantastic music, art, food and fun!
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2011 Photos
Photos from the Smooth Jazz Cruise 2011 have now been posted in Photo Gallery 12. See all the action on stage and the fun in the sun!
Tom to Perform at Del Mar College
Tom Braxton will join the Del Mar College MWF Jazz Band (under the direction of David Irving) for an evening of jazz on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. The FREE concert will be held at Richardson Performance Hall, Del Mar College East, Corpus Christi, TX. For more information, click here.
West Coast Weekend
Don't miss Tom Braxton in California this month for a West Coast Weekend of exciting performances: The WAVE's Thursday Night Vibe at Marbella in Hollywood (Thursday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.), Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula (Friday, March 18, 8:00 p.m.), Spaghettini in Seal Beach (Saturday, March 19, 8:00 p.m.) and Humphreys Backstage Live in San Diego (Sunday, March 20, 8:00 p.m.). Be sure to join us for great jazz and fun!
2011 Oasis Awards Weekend Cancelled
March 7, 2011 ~ The 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards Weekend scheduled for March 10-13 in San Diego has been cancelled. For more information, visit www.oasisjazzawards.com.
2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards
Tom Braxton will be part of the all-star lineup for the 2011 Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards Weekend in San Diego, CA on March 10-13, 2011. Over 45 jazz artists will be featured at multiple venues during four days of concerts and activities. The awards show will be held at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., with Dave Koz as Host and Jeff Lorber as Music Director. Tom will perform at several weekend events (see Tour Schedule) and will also be a presenter on awards night. To vote for your favorite artist or to get event details and ticket info, visit www.oasisjazzawards.com.
Tom Braxton on Cafe Jazz "Best of 2010" List
Tom Braxton is a featured artist on Cafe Jazz Radio's Best of 2010 year-end review. This 3-part series will be broadcast on affiliate stations across the globe. Part 1 (January 2, 2011, Edition #596) spotlights Tom's single, "Open Road," which is #13 on the Cafe Jazz 2010 Top 50 Selections list. To listen to the program On-Demand, read the review article, or see all the lists of 2010 favorites, visit www.jazzlynx.net.
Smooth Jazz Cruise 2011
Tom heads to the Caribbean this month on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, which has been called The Greatest Party at Sea. This year, there will be two sailings: January 16-23 (Week 1) and January 23-30 (Week 2). The fabulous lineup includes David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Boney James, Brian McKnight, Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, George Duke, Candy Dulfer, Richard Elliot, Jeff Golub, Philippe Saisse, Brian Simpson and many more! A few cabins have just become available for both weeks. To join us this year or in 2012, visit www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.
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