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CMC Int’l Jazz Fest presents Brent Birckhead Master Class
Friday, October 8, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Known for his sound exploration and maverick approach to woodwind instruments, Brent Birckhead will host a master class performing on multiple reeds with “Inside Sound: The Black Whole” in CMC Jazz’ ARTIST MASTER series featuring Walter Kemp 3, Scott Tixier, RiShon Odel, and Allan Mednard.
Saxophonist Brent Birckhead is an award-winning artist, whose aesthetic is an intersectional amalgam of traditional and popular styles. Unbound by genre, Birckhead’s approach to woodwind artistry is driven by his compulsion for creative risk and deep respect for legacy. Educated at Howard University (BME, MM), Birckhead was named best blues/pop/rock soloist and outstanding instrumental jazz soloist by Downbeat Magazine as part of the annual Student Music Awards. In 2011 Brent was named “Best Alto Saxophonist” by the Washington City Paper. The Baltimore native’s talent earned him the honor of performing and touring with legendary artists including Lauryn Hill, Nas, Wale, Eric Benet, Larry Graham, George Duke, and many more. Birckhead is a professor of saxophone at Morgan State University.