Don Pender
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Don Pender

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE | AFM

San Francisco, California, United States | INDIE | AFM
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"Don Pender SD 1008 "Zipperman""

A enjoyably melodic and swinging collection from the versatile Don Pender. I especially like the baritone and clarinet playing on this double Cd. - Jesse Hamlin San Francisco Cronicle

"Don Pender SD 1008 "Zipperman""

Another fine collection of tunes written and composed by multi-instrumentalists Don Pender.19 orginals played by a wonderful group, the relaxed feel of a jazz club. A CD worth having in your jazz collection. Check it out!!!!! - Dick Conte KCSM Jazz 91.1

"Don Pender SD 1008 "Zipperman""

Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Don Pender has created a beautiful collection of orginal compositions and performances that to me are the essence of what jazz is all about... creative spontaneity!! Don's mastery of the technical playing and an individual stylistic approach to each of his instruments is quite amazing. This is truly a unique jazz documentation on the highest level.

Ernie Watts - Ernie Watts Jazz Saxophonist

"Reference Letter"


Dear Don:

I cannot tell you how delighted we are to once again have you provide the entertainment for our company's holiday party.

Each year that you have played our parties we are amazed at your ability to surprise us with special touches. No one can beleive how many instruments you can play! Your talent for choosing music appropriate to the various stages of our event has helped us to set the right mood and ensure that a good time is had by all.
Your professionalism, guidance and talent are truly remarkable.

During these past four years we have changed locations and caterers, but never the music. What better recommendation of your service could there be?

Provanta Corporation

Erna Herzog - Provanta Corporation


Don has over 50 Cd's and 2 DVD's to his credit.

Sandra Jean: SD 1001 recorded in Copenhagen Denmark and was nominated for a grammy in 1984 Horace Parlan Jesper Lundggard, Finn Zeigler and Ed Thigpin.

Danielle: SD 1010 was recorded in honor of Don's daughter Danielle Gloria Cooper, Walter Savage, Bobby (HotTub) Ramirez.

Let's Fall in Love: SD 1011 recorded Sept 1990 Jeff Chimenti, Brad Buethe, Neil Heidler and Steve Rossi

The Loop: SD 1012 was a trio Don had with Jeff Chimenti and Michael Zisman.

By Pass IV: SD 1005 was recorded after Don had BY Pass surgery in 1992. Jeff Chimenti, Charnett Moffett, Victor Lewis and Bob Brumbeloe.

Harding Park: SD 1006 was recorded for the golf course Don plays. Jeff Chimenti, Charnett Moffett, Geoff Brennan, Victor Lewis, Bobby(HotTub) Ramirez and Bob Brumbeloe.

Storyville: SD 1007 was recorded June 1994. Don had a jazz club called Storyville here in San Francisco. The CD was done in Honor of George Wein who was in charge of the Newport Jazz Festival had a club called Storyville in Boston for 10 years.

Zipperman: SD 1009 (double CD) is also the title of Don's autobigraphy and represents a special club of jazz musicians here in the Bay area. Brad Buethe, Bryan McConnell, Bobby ( HotTub) Ramirez and Pete Escovedo. The Strings players are Jeremy Cohen, Dawn Dover, Danny Seidenberg and Joseph Hehert.

Nirvana: SD 1009 Nirvana means "Oneness with God" was recorded life here in San Francisco at Old First Church July 2001. Don wrote most of the music during Easter time while visiting Poros Greece. His friend Pamela Rogers painted the cover. Bob Brumbeloe, Don Prell and Steve Koskela.

Jazz live at Storyville 1st aniversary: SD 1015 Ernie Watts, Charles McPherson, John Handy, Don Pender, Dick Hindman, Bryan McConnell, Bob Brumbeloe and Brian Melvin ( What a Treat)

Don Pender live on the Bruce Latimer Show:(DVD) SD 1014 Bob Brumbeloe, Michael Zisman and Steve Koskela.

The Don Pender Quartet live at Lincoln Park: SD 1013 ( Jazz Vespers) Jay Witt, Mandy Flowers, Bobby (HotTub) Ramirez.

Christmas With Don Pender: SD 1016 Andy Laverne, Tony Nalker, Lynn Seaton, Jim Roberts, Steve Davis, Harold Summey and Steve Fidyk.

Don's brand new Double CD is with the Silcon Valley Symphony where he plays oboe and English Horn. Franz Schubert Symphony No9 in C Major Disk 1 and Pictures at an Exhibition 1874 Modeste Mussorgsky



We feel what sets us apart from other groups is that we our so versatile.(See Don's award winning web site at for more information.