Don Braden Earth Wind and Wonder New Adventures
Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 8:00pm
Rain Date: Friday, August 6 at 8:00pm
Don Braden continues his exploration of the intersection of Jazz and Pop with a new program of his arrangements of works by Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire. Don Braden never fails to have audiences dancing in their seats when he plays his saxophone or flute!
Don Braden is a Jazz musician of the highest caliber. For over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles on saxophone and flute, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others. He has composed music for ensembles ranging from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings (including 19 CDs as a leader and over 80 as a sideman), film, and the television networks NIckelodeon and CBS. Braden is a leading arranger of contemporary standards, and has built a solid collection of newer American songs into his Jazz repertoire. He is also a world renowned educator, having spent over two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs such as the Litchfield Jazz Camp, NJPAC’s Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, and most recently, the Harvard University Monday Jazz Band. He is an imaginative, technically excellent, soulful saxophonist, and his harmonic and rhythmic sophistication give him a unique approach to improvising as well as composing and arranging. Most important of all: he has a beautiful sound, and he swings! All this combines with his joyous yet disciplined personality to make him one of the most important musicians working today.
Bring your own chairs and refreshments and enjoy live entertainment atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking deck. Stunning sunsets, social distance, and glorious live music combine for a series of unforgettable evenings. Face coverings are required for patrons who are not fully vaccinated.
Don Braden – tenor sax and flute
Art Hirahara – keyboard
Kenny Davis – bass
Jeremy Warren – drums
Trineice Robinson – vocals
All blocks are $50 for an 8’x8′ block which accommodates up to 2 patrons. Patrons are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30PM to set up and enjoy the evening sun.
Buy a package of eight or more concerts and get early access season wide! All processing fees are waived for package buyers.
Groups that are purchasing five or more blocks for one performance will also have advance access and the option of having a designated pre-performance area to host a reception.
To purchase tickets over the phone, call the box office at 973-971-3706.