James Thomas Lofton II, better known by his stage name, Tommy Jazz, is singer/songwriter of Jazz, R&B, and Gospel. Early musical influences for Tommy Jazz include Andrae Crouch, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Bobby Caldwell, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Bill Withers, and Michael McDonald.
Raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, the son of a Pentecostal minister, his nanny, Ms. Dorothy, taught him to sing the ebony melodies of Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Gospel.
At nineteen, he sang one of his first compositions, “Sweet Communion Again” at his father’s church in Nashville. Grammy Award winning producer, songwriter, and artist Gary S. Paxton was in attendance and invited Tommy to record that very song in his hit-producing studio- WaxWorks.
Tommy Jazz has performed at such venues as:
~ Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint (Atlanta)
~ BB Kings (Memphis, Nashville & Montgomery)
~ Rudy's Jazz Room (Nashville)
He has also appeared in over 55 countries singing in cities such as:
~ Prague, Czech Republic
~ Paris, France
~ Cape Town, South Africa
~ Penang, Malaysia
He is currently co-producing his next album
“Enuff Swagg” with Ace Livingston.
Tommy Jazz begins his
"Enuff Swagg Tour" Fall 2019 in the Czech Republic and Italy.
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.