EC-CHAP Jazz Series: Don Braden "Trio of Liberty"
Tickets $25.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $30.00 at the Door / Special Student Price $15.00 at the Door (WITH VALID I.D.)
Join us for a rare opportunity to hear these accomplished jazz musicians in an historic intimate setting! This program is partially underwritten by Arthur Rovozzo host of WECS Saturday Jazz Program, "Musical Myriad". Aurthur's generous support serves as an appreciation to his loyal listening audience and support for the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm.
September 26, 2017: If you missed it live - listen to John Murphy, Program Host of "Pan American Express", WECS Radio, with Arthur Rovozzo, Program Host of "Musical Myriad" WECS Radio, interview Don Braden in preparation for his debut performance at The Packing House.
Don Braden is a Jazz musician of the highest caliber. For over 30 years he has toured the world leading his own ensembles on saxophone and flute, as a special guest, and as a sideman with Jazz greats Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, and many others. He has composed music for ensembles ranging from duo to full symphonic orchestra, in many styles, for recordings (including 20 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. He is also a world renowned educator, having spent over two decades giving master classes at countless schools and universities, and running first class educational programs such as the Litchfield Jazz Camp, NJPAC's Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, and most recently, the Harvard University Monday Jazz Band.
He 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. (Don Braden)
Join us for this rare opportunity to see and hear these jazz legends! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. We are pleased to offer our exclusive "BYOB&F" model - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" special! Click here for secret recipe.
For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.