Author: tgrayson

Anticipation!!!! Well, I’m on my spring break this week and I vowed that I would get some much needed rest. Of course that only meant a break from my wonderful energetic students. This is a very unique break because I’m actually getting ready to release my 4th album, “World Blue” in a couple of months. What that means for me is working, working and more work! Okay, let me break it down. Before the full album is released we are going to release a single which was chosen last week by the best Jazz radio promoters known in the industry. I am so thrilled to be working with the Gorov’s on the release of my single and full album. Then, we’re getting the singles ready to mail out to all of the jazz stations across the country with the hopes of them not only liking my music but giving great spins so that it can rise to the top of the charts.  It’s a process for the promoters who are working daily to encourage the stations to keep playing the single. Before all this happens both the radio promoters and my team are promoting the anticipation of the release of the single which that means constant visibility in social media. Yes, I need you. That’s where your part of this awesome journey comes in and there are some cool benefits such as entering contests for free autographed CDs, brand new “Pure Sax” t-shirts, gift cards, concert tickets and other cool stuff. Be sure to share with your friends and family. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention my recent endorsement with Sax Dakota and getting ready for promotions for that, so I had photo shoots and videos with my new straight tenor. Yes, a straight tenor!!!! It’s really cool and fun. Look for the pics of it on my Facebook page.
Literally everyday I have been busy working on the “behind the scenes” tasks to prepare for all of the great things God has blessed me with. I am thrilled to have a great team and an extremely supportive manager! So as Kevin Hart stated, “everybody wanna be rich but nobody wanna do the work!” Trust me, there is so much work involved, so much work. There’s no time for excuses and wimps in this business.
Your turn, share your journey with me and your thoughts and experiences! I look forward to hearing from you.
So, I just wanted to come out the dungeon to share more of my journey with you. Thank you for taking the time to hang out with me!
Live life to the fullest!!
It’s funny how life and the challenges we go through are simply amazing. As soon as we think there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, then boom! I’m saying this because all of my life I knew what I wanted to do, where I wanted to go, visit and accomplish. Well, of course you know that we tend to get off track and make decisions and turns that were not in that dream, but we fall and get back up. We all go through trials and circumstances and it’s very important that we understand we are not being punished, just that we must go through our situations to make us better.
This is our moment. Don’t take it personal, be impeccable with your word, do your best and forgive. Wow, that’s huge. So how do we accomplish this? Make an agreement with yourself and take one day at a time. I’m so blessed and I desire to bless you with my words and my music. A healthy mind and heart will endure and last for a long time. So we must control our emotions and how we react to our surroundings. Know this, that everyone does have a purpose in your life and we learn from what they bring be it good or not so good. We have enough negativity so let’s be open to change the way we think so that we are living life to the fullest, being happy, being free and really live life as there was no tomorrow. Be completely happy with you. You are wonderfully made.
I have really grown mentally and it’s because I was introduced to great books and philosophies that are positive to my growth and the way I live my life, make choices and how I react to different things. So now I see things so differently because I have freed myself of the misery and unhappiness that I made apart of my life. Some of us understand things better a little faster than others, but the important point is that your eyes are opened and your mind and heart are free from poison!
Happy Life, Live2Love!

Live is too short! Recently, very special colleagues, friends and loved ones have been going through some very tough times with elderly parents, illnesses and even death. My heart is so heavy because this is so difficult. My heart goes out to you my friend if you’re going through very difficult situations. I pray for peace, healing, restoration of faith, forgiveness and the mending of broken hearts! Lets’ embrace each other more, appreciate each other more, forgive and have more compassion, but most importantly, unconditional love for one another! Life is simply too short! Live2Love…..

Hey everybody! NAMM 2015 was a blast. I spent 3 days walking endlessly and I think I tried every saxophone at the convention. I’m talking about saxophone heaven! I have some new additions to my sax family so you’ll see them real soon! I’m thrilled that companies were ready to endorse me on the spot while trying out their saxophones, reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures! So here’s a peek at one of my new babies!! What do you think? The Jazz Jam Friday night was amazing sharing the stage with awesome musicians and artists ! A night I will never forget !! I’m looking forward sharing my journey with you! Live2Love!!


Good Saturday morning volleyball!! Yes!!! I’m a volleyball mom!! Let’s add basketball mom, tack mom, early mom referee over bathroom, moods and who’s going to sit in the front seat mom!!! What are you???

Live at Sugas tonight in Beaumont! Whew, straight from work, get my crew and hit the road!  I’ll check in during my break! See ya!
Hey there!  Well, my two week holiday break is over and back to the classroom. I’m looking forward to it though, my students are pretty cool.
I’m honored to be Teacher of the Year  at my school, just some things on my prayer list that I can check off! Just as soon as we get back I’m getting ready for programs and performances for my students. So, just to clear things up, what you should know is our kids are wonderful beings they just need more love, guidance and discipline to empower their lives. No doubt, we have our moments when they misbehave and we are holding our head in our hands wondering, “why?” but at the end of the day we have the power, the control and most importantly it’s our responsibility to help them.  Got to love it!!! So hats off to educators,  teachers, counselors, mentors, advisors, administrators, big brothers and sisters, thank you for all that you do!
Wow! A new year, new opportunities and I wish you the best in 2015!
The first in many years that I was able to spend a quiet evening brining in the new year.
Streamers, horns, music, lots of beaming people and lights, however it was different bringing in 2015.
More time to prepare, think, pray and open my mind to the endless opportunities and experiences that will come my way.
I’m so grateful for another wonderful year of life, freedom and to take flight on this awesome musical journey.
Now, your turn!