San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saxophonist Tom Braxton is a versatile instrumentalist, charismatic performer and gifted composer whose distinct, melodic sound thrills audiences of all ages. SmoothJazz.com calls Braxton "one of the most respected and loved sax men in Smooth Jazz." This native Texan has recorded seven albums including "Endless Highway" (2009) and "Imagine This" (2007) on the Pacific Coast Jazz label and "Bounce" (2005) on the Rendezvous label. His music can be heard on radio and television airwaves nationwide, and his albums have hit numerous jazz charts including Billboard, RadioWave and Amazon.com. Tom toured extensively with Wayman Tisdale for 17 years, also serving as Musical Director. He has been a featured performer and fan favorite on the Smooth Jazz Cruise since 2005. He has also garnered rave reviews overseas, performing as a headliner for the first Smooth Jazz Europe Festival in the Netherlands and touring with Keiko Matsui in Russia. Braxton has shared the stage with many great artists including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Peter White, Candy Dulfer, Bob James, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub, Norman Brown, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross and Phillip Bailey. He has been featured in media and publications such as JAZZIZ, Smooth Jazz News, CBS's The Saturday Early Show and Daystar Television Network.