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Baltimore News: Brandon Woody, ‘3 Blind Mice,’ The Great Migration

Baltimore News: Brandon Woody, '3 Blind Mice,' The Great Migration

An afternoon with trumpeter Brandon Woody
by Lawrence Burney
Released November 28 in The Baltimore Banner

Excerpt: Throughout an intense, initial-of-the-calendar year chilly entrance in mid-November, Brandon Woody is soaking up every ounce of warmth in his Southwest Baltimore residing space. He’s in a white T-shirt, sweats and black Crocs lounging with his homie, musician Briley Harris, and Woody’s dog, Marley, but confesses that he should really be paying out this idle time doing the job at his craft.

You may possibly or may well not have noticed Woody close to town on competition stages, on a Calvin Klein billboard shot by SHAN Wallace or entertaining a wine glass-gripping crowd at the Eubie Blake’s courtyard. Which is because around the previous few of a long time, the 24-yr-aged trumpeter has made some significant strides in his occupation.

In February, he was booked to provide the tunes for a Nike sneaker release in New York City’s SoHo district. In September he and his band, UPENDO, had a weeklong residency at the University of Maryland, University Park’s accomplishing arts heart, The Clarice, for their Browsing Artist Sequence. And, perhaps most shiny of all, he was solid as a musician in the forthcoming Apple Television set Baltimore-primarily based sequence, ”Lady in the Lake.”