San Diego, CA October 25, 2009 Saxophonist and composer Tom Braxton’s song "That Wayman Smile" from his current release Endless Highway was chosen to honor the late Wayman Tisdale during the Annual Induction Banquet Gala for the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. The event was held on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 also paying tribute to Bob Wills, Steve Pryor, Dr. Stephen Wiley, Olivia Duhon and John C. Wooley.
"That Wayman Smile" has been receiving a tremendous amount of airplay from radio across the country along with his latest CD, Endless Highway, released on the San Diego based Pacific Coast Jazz label on October 6, 2009. Joined by an outstanding array of instrumentalists and vocalists, this recording is a toe-tapping, colorful, groove-oriented excursion with a sophisticated urban flavor that will make you feel like dancing and singing all day long. Endless Highway lifts Braxton to a new level of artistry as he pays homage to his friend and mentor, professional basketball player and bass guitarist, Wayman Tisdale who recently lost his battle with cancer.
Braxton who was a long time member of Tisdale’s band has shared the stage with renowned artists including Dave Koz, Rick Braun, George Duke, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Jeff Golub, Marcus Miller and Luther Vandross along with opening concerts for Norman Brown, Boney James, Dave Brubeck, Cab Calloway, David Benoit and The Crusaders. He has been featured in media and publications such as JAZZIZ, Smooth Jazz News, CBS’s The Saturday Early Show, BET’s Jazz Central, CNN, NBC’s Inside Stuff and many others. "Creating music that brings people joy is my mission in life," says Tom. Looks like he has accomplished his mission on Endless Highway. For more information, interviews or to hear audio clips visit http://www.TomBraxton.com or contact Joy Foster at