Brandon Woody’s UPENDO

Brandon Woody’s UPENDO

Thursday, September 29, 2022 . 7PM & 9PM
Principal People: 

Brandon Woody, trumpet
Troy Long, piano/keyboard
Michael Saunders, bass
Marcus Gilmore, drums

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Program Notes: 

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

The Kogod Cabaret is back! This event features cabaret-style seating with tables for two or four people.You may be seated with another party.

The east Baltimore trumpeter brings his band UPENDO to The Clarice. In our Kogod Cabaret they'll shine through vivacious improvisation, creating a sound like no other and bringing together a wide spectrum of music lovers!

A full-scholarship recipient and graduate of the Brubeck Institute and Manhattan School of Music, Brandon studied under Cecile Bridgewater, Ambrose Akinmusire and Theljon Allen. He was praised as “one of the top young performing artists in the region” (Baltimore Sun) in 2015, and has performed with such jazz luminaries as Danilo Perez, former Clarice visiting artist Terri Lyne Carrington, John Pattituci and others and at such venues as Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival and Bohemian Caverns. Brandon has also collaborated and recorded with several different rappers and singers all over the east coast, including Solange, Miranda Curtis, Sophie Marks, Emma Vie, Neptune and Victoria Canal. Additionally, he is a new member of Solange's band Standing on the Corner.

This event is part of the Visiting Artist Series. The Clarice's Visiting Artist Series features regional, national and international artists who visit the University of Maryland for performances and other activities. Beyond the stunning work these artists bring to the stage, they are also committed to extensive engagement that creates exciting connections with students and the community. During their time at UMD, Brandon Woody and UPENDO will have engaged in:

  • Class Visits to UMD School of Music students
  • Jazz Jam at The Hall CP


This performance is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.



Health + Safety

Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.