Saxophonist and flutist Don Braden is known around the world as an exciting and interactive jazz soloist, a creative and prolific composer, and a passionate and energetic educator.
He is a specialist at arranging and performing classic popular songs in the modern jazz style and for over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others.
“Don Braden creates accessible music built atop the pillars of wit, honesty, swing, and heart, and delivers music that alternately cooks, calms, struts, and soars.”
-Dan Bilawksy, All About Jazz
Don Braden has 21 albums as a leader that range from …
Earth Wind and Wonder
Swinging jazz arrangements of songs by Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder. Featuring Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flute with Brandon McCune and Art Hirahara on piano, Joris Teepe and Kenny Davis on bass, Cecil Brooks III and Jeremy Warren on drums, and Kahlil Kwame Bell on percussion.