Don Braden / Joris Teepe Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Don Braden is a world-class saxophonist, flautist, composer and educator. During the last 40 years he has toured the world with jazz greats Betty Carter, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, and many others, and has performed in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, Saturday Night Live, and countless jazz festivals and clubs. He has played on over 100 albums as a sideman and 23 as a leader, the most recent being his critically acclaimed Earth Wind and Wonder, and the recently released In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock and Chemiatry, co-led with bassist Joris Teepe.


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Don Braden 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.

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.  

Joris Teepe since moving to New York in 1992 has been working with a “who-is-who in Jazz”, which includes such musicians as Benny Golson, Sonny Fortune, Rashied Ali, Billy Hart and Randy Brecker. Coming from a bebop background it was being a member of the Rashied Ali Quintet for 9 years what really changed his vision on music.

Band Line Up

Don Braden (saxophones & flute)

Joris Teepe (bass)

Matyas Gayer (piano)

Stephen Keogh (drums)