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Don Braden is a world-class jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, arranger, and educator.

His new album is available now.

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

Upcoming Shows



Don Braden Live
Barcelona, SP

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Paris, FR

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Copenhagen, DK

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Berlin, BRD

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Berlin, BRD

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Zürich, CH

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“In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock” Out Now

“In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock” on OAP Records, recorded live in the Netherlands, a collection of unique arrangements of songs composed by or in tribute to the incredible Herbie Hancock.



Don Braden has 21 albums as a leader that range from …


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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.

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Creative, grooving performances of jazz classics and originals, featuring uniquely interactive improvisation. Featuring Joris on bass, and Don on tenor sax and flute with Gene Jackson and Matt Wilson on drums.


Featuring Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flute, Dave Stryker on guitar, Kyle Koehler on Hammond organ and Cecil Brooks III on drums. Plus Special Guests: Claudio Roditi on trumpet and Sherman Irby on alto sax.