| Died: April 6, 2008
Donald Walden, saxophonist/composer received the Jazz Master Award presented by Arts Midwest in 1996, making him one of six Detroit musicians to receive this award. Walden presently holds the position of Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan where he's taught for the past 10 years.
Walden's career has included performances with a wide variety of of artists that include Dizzy Gillespie, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Aretha Franklin Hank and Elvin Jones.
Walden formed the Detroit Jazz Orchestra (DJO) in 1982 out of the need to develop a civic jazz orchestra to represent the city of Detroit...
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