Thursday, August 23, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
6BC Botanical Garden
622 East 6th Street between B & C
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 was recently commemorated in mosaic tile in the walls of the 2nd Ave subway.
As part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, City Parks Foundation deepens its presence in the neighborhoods where Charlie Parker lived with community garden concerts. Performances by jazz musicians who have deep ties to the East Village and Harlem, for the local communities.
Free, no reservations required.