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Concert: George Braith
June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
NYC Parks Arts, Culture & Fun and the Jazz Foundation of America present George Braith. A true original, saxophonist George Braith has brightened jazz with his innovations–from his classic 1960s recordings for Blue Note and Prestige, to his 1970s presentations at the lower Manhattan club Musart, which he ran, to his own, original instrument the Braithophone, which fuses soprano and alto saxophones into one horn. He has worked with many of the greats (Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Grant Green, Roy Haynes) and has even been commemorated in mosaic tile in the walls of the 2nd Ave subway.
Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.