Sidewalk Serenades: Brandon Woody & Allen Bernard Branch

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Sidewalk Serenades: Brandon Woody & Allen Bernard Branch

Close (But Not Too Close) Personal Concerts

SUN MAR 22 | 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM, & 6PM
$65

Sunday March 22 | $60

SOLD OUT

11am SOLD OUT

12pm SOLD OUT

1pm SOLD OUT

2pm SOLD OUT

3pm SOLD OUT

4pm SOLD OUT

5pm SOLD OUT

6pm SOLD OUT

Brandon Woody is one of the country’s strongest young jazz trumpeters. A working musician and Baltimore resident, he, along with drummer Allen Bernard Branch will set up in front of your house for a hot set of tunes as part of our brand new home concert artist support delivery series, Sidewalk Serenades: Close (Bit Not Too Close) Personal Concerts. In the time of Covid-19, we shouldn’t forget the power of live music. Enjoy the best of Baltimore from 6ft or more.

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About Sidewalk Serenades:

Creative Alliance believes that a Baltimore without live performances is a Baltimore without joy – and we won’t stand for that!

As you likely know, working musicians, dancers, magicians, burlesque performers, aerialists, and other performance-based artists have had their gigs and their livelihoods cancelled for the foreseeable future. Join Creative Alliance in creating performance opportunities for these artists throughout Baltimore while simultaneously respecting the need for everyone to keep a safe distance.

Beginning this week Creative Alliance will offer you the opportunity to have a short performance with two to three songs delivered to the front of your home (or a friend/loved one’s home) for a small fee.

Performers will come to the confirmed address, text the residence upon arrival and, like a burst of sunlight through these gray skies, share their talents from the sidewalk. The donations from each of these performance events will be shared between the artist and Creative Alliance to help keep the arts alive and thriving in Baltimore!

The Basics:

  • Performers will come to the front of your (or loved ones) home and will perform for 10-15 minutes.
  • Concerts will be scheduled on the hour, and you can purchase them at the Creative Alliance website.
  • Sales end when each slot is booked OR 8am day of the concerts.
  • If there is poor weather, concerts will be rescheduled to the next nice day

What if I want to purchase a concert for someone else??? 

  • Just leave the name, address, and cell number of the person the concert is for in the COMMENTS Section when you check out online, or, let us know if you want to purchase over the phone (M-F, 11am-5pm during shutdown)

What if I live in an apartment?

  • Performers will not enter an apartment or shared home but can perform in front of the complex.

About Brandon Woody:

Way back in 2015, the Baltimore Sun named Brandon Woody a musician on the rise. Since then, Brandon has refined and defined his own sound -a blistering and soulful jazz direction powered by his masterful trumpet playing. Live, audiences can hear influences from Miles Davis to contemporary hip hop in the music of his band Brandon Woody Upendo,

Woody is an alumni of the Baltimore School for the Arts and attended the Brubeck Institute and the Manhattan School of Music. He has studied with Cecile Bridgewater, Ambrose Akinmusire and Theljon Allen. He has performed with masters such as Quincy Phillips, Ray Angry, Benny Maupin, Stefon Harris, Danilo Perez, Terri-Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, John Pattituci, Ed Simon, Tarus Mateen

In addition to his jazz playing and recording, he has been called on to record with hip hop artist Miranda Curtis, Sophie Marks, Solange, Neptune, Victoria Canal.  He is a new member of Solange’s band and Standing on the Corner.

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