Braden and his quartet will celebrate all ages of jazz starting with the great Jazz Age, as they perform the genre made popular in the 1920s next to the Museum’s 1921 fishing schooner. The saxophonist will be joined by Vincent Gardner on trombone, Joris Teepe on bass, Xavier Davis on keyboard and Cecil Brooks III on drums.
A highly praised musician, composer and educator, Braden has toured the world with jazz greats such as Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard and Roy Haynes. He has recorded on nearly 50 CDs as a sideman and has produced 13 CDs as a leader. Braden has also composed countless concerts and for a number of independent films and television including the CBS sitcom Cosby. He has worked as an adjunct professor at William Paterson University and was one of the recipients of the Doris Duke Foundation New Works composer's grant in 2000.
Ticket prices for the concert are $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-17. Museum members will be admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased now at www.mysticseaport.org/
Learn more about Braden at www.donbraden.com.
Sponsorship for the evening is provided by Yachting Magazine, The Connecticut Light & Power Company, Shaboo Productions, 94.3 WYBC and Racine Printers.
Mystic Seaport – The Museum of America and the Sea – is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum, which is located along in the historic Mystic River in Mystic, CT, is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $24 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-17. Children 5 and under are admitted for free. For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org or call 888.973.2767.