An afternoon with trumpeter Brandon Woody
by Lawrence Burney
Posted November 28 in The Baltimore Banner
Excerpt: In the course of an extreme, to start with-of-the-12 months cold front in mid-November, Brandon Woody is soaking up every single ounce of warmth in his Southwest Baltimore residing place. He’s in a white T-shirt, sweats and black Crocs lounging with his homie, musician Briley Harris, and Woody’s pet, Marley, but confesses that he ought to be investing this idle time working at his craft.
You may possibly or may well not have witnessed Woody around town on festival stages, on a Calvin Klein billboard shot by SHAN Wallace or entertaining a wine glass-gripping crowd at the Eubie Blake’s courtyard. That’s for the reason that over the earlier few of decades, the 24-calendar year-old trumpeter has built some sizeable strides in his vocation.
In February, he was booked to present the new music for a Nike sneaker launch in New York City’s SoHo district. In September he and his band, UPENDO, experienced a weeklong residency at the College of Maryland, Higher education Park’s undertaking arts centre, The Clarice, for their Browsing Artist Sequence. And, probably most glossy of all, he was cast as a musician in the forthcoming Apple Tv Baltimore-centered series, ”Lady in the Lake.”