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Bryne Donaldson at The Burford Theatre/Ark City on March 11

            Burford Theatre Arts presents Bryne Donaldson on Saturday March 11 as part of the 2023 VJ Wilkins Performance Series. Doors will open at 6:00pm, and the show will start at 7:00pm.

Bryne Donaldson started playing the Saxophone with a gospel group in church as a kid right here in Arkansas City, KS where he grew up. Though his musical range and style broadened over time, the heart and soul of his music continues to carry strains of the gospel influence. Bryne is one half of the band “Flavour” with Lawrence Ross (keyboard and vocals), and together, they have a strong combination with Lawrence’s production skills and Bryne’s soulful sound. Bryne is respected in his community as a man of compassion who believes in projecting positive influence. His will to achieve has resulted in an incredible work ethic in everything he does, but especially in his music. A caring, dependable person, Bryne’s friends know when they ask for help, he’ll show up with rolled up sleeves and a smile on his face. That same versatility and enthusiasm is part of his music. Bryne is not limited to one horn or one style of music, he is also fluent on tenor, alto, soprano, and the new MIDI saxophone called WX-5. Bryne also has played with a wide range of groups from traditional country western, to gospel, and from straight up jazz to smooth jazz to R&B funk. As a sax player, Bryne is second to none. As a live performer, his personality and musicianship never fail to win over a crowd. And when Bryne steps up to the microphone to “just blow,” fellow musicians and audiences alike love to listen. Influenced by Kirk Whalum and David Sanborn, Bryne’s got a unique technical style all his own, and playing in church gave him the strength of playing from the heart. Bryne’s music contains that rare combination of craftsmanship and soul that delights purists and satisfies the sax lover in all of us. Bryne has toured with the Jay Soto Band, and has performance on stage with various artists such as Sister Sledge, Eric Carius Cece Pennington, the Sahnas Brothers, and many more! Bryne is endorsed by Guardala Mouthpieces and Nadir Saxwinds.

General Admission tickets are $25.00 and are available in advance online at www.burfordtheatre.com and in the Burford Theatre Arts Office at 112 S Summit St, Arkansas City, KS, and will also be available at the door. This concert will feature a bar and concession stand. To learn more about the ’23 VJ Wilkins Performance Series, please visit our website and follow Burford Theatre Arts on Facebook and Instagram.

Burford Theatre Arts/Arkansas City Area Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to benefit the area community by serving as a catalyst and partner to enrich lives through the arts, to inspire creative thinking, and to transform the Burford Theatre Complex into a community keystone and center for the arts. For more information, please visit our website www.burfordtheatre.com or contact the office at 620-442-5895.