TED BROWN’S BIRTHDAY, TWICE (December 1 and 6, 2015)

Photograph by Hiroi

Photograph by Hiroi

The lyrical — understated but eloquent — tenor saxophonist Ted Brown turns 88 today.  This Sunday, December 6, 2015, there will be a musical birthday party at The Drawing Room — 56 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn, New York, beginning at 7 PM, organized by Ted’s friend and colleague, tenorist Brad Linde. Details  — including a map — here.

The rhythm section, happily, will be Michael Kanan, piano; Murray Wall, string bass; Jeff Brown, drums.  If this weren’t enough, I am told there will also be cake.

Here are Ted and Michael in 2011 — singing sweetly and sadly on PRISONER OF LOVE:

Here are Ted, Brad, Michael, Murray, and Taro Okamoto in 2012, celebrating Ted’s eighty-fifth birthday with a romping BROADWAY:

An occasion you shouldn’t miss.

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “TED BROWN’S BIRTHDAY, TWICE (December 1 and 6, 2015)

  1. Reblogged this on sugarfootstomp and commented:
    Recently I read an article about him.
    Journal of Jazz Studies, vol. 10 (Winter 2014-2015)
    Dig – It:The Musical Life of Ted Brown by Marian Jago
    I think musicians he good to be evaluated more.

  2. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Nice to hear from Ted Brown thank’s,Michael,for keeping legends like Mr. Brown musically alive.I haven’t heard much of him since the sixties or so.Michael Kanan deserves much wider recognition,as well.

  3. Thanks Michael. It was very special for me to play with my Dad and Lee, as well as all the other fine musicians.

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