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

His new album is available now.

Don Braden is known around the world as an exciting and interactive jazz soloist, a creative and prolific composer, a passionate and energetic educator and as a specialist at arranging and performing classic popular songs in the modern jazz style.

Having spent years as the saxophonist with greats like Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Roy Haynes, he has developed an extensive knowledge of every aspect of Jazz performance. 

“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 Bilawsky, All About Jazz

In Performance!

Catch Don live, both with his groups and also as a sideman. See more info here.


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New Album Out Now

Joris Teepe/Don Braden – Chemistry. The second recording of the Trio of Liberty. Featuring Joris on bass and Don on tenor sax and flute with Jeff “Tain” Watts and the legendary Louis Hayes on drums.

Creative Perspective Music Store

Don’s arrangements (Big Funk, Luminosity, and The Vail Jumpers) are now available for purchase.


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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, 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.

In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock

Don Braden/Joris Teepe – 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.


Bright, soulful, grooving music intended to inspire strong, positive energy. Featuring Don on tenor sax, flute and alto flute with 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.

Copyright (c) 1996-2021 by Don Braden & Nicole Braden. All rights reserved.