Jazz in the Garden: Don Braden Quartet
274 Short Hills Road
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Contact: Allison Kaspersetz
Age recommendation: 13 and up
The first in a series of three intimate outdoor jazz concerts set on the West Terrace of historic Greenwood Gardens, a 28-acre formal garden and former estate built during the Jazz Age.
Don Braden, a world-class saxophonist, flutist, and composer, takes the stage with his quartet on May 20. Braden’s jazz career has spanned four decades, and he has toured with some of the biggest names in Jazz, including Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, and many others. Don Braden Quartet includes Kenny Davis on bass and Jeremy Warren on drums.
Greenwood Gardens is a formal garden and historic site rooted in the Arts & Crafts and Classical approaches to garden design. Visitors can enjoy a wide array of flora and fauna as they stroll the terraced gardens, delight in the relaxing sounds of the water features, discover whimsical garden follies, including a Tea House and Summer House built in 1925, and meander down moss-covered pathways dotted with a collection of antique statuary.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and attendees are invited to stroll through the garden before the concert begins. Wine and cheese will be served under the tent on the West Terrace at 6:00 p.m. before the music starts at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an hour and a half of some of the finest jazz in town in a unique and beautiful outdoor setting!
Adults only, ages 13 and up; limited to 70 attendees
$30 members; $35 non-members