Deep musical power from two of Baltimore’s sonic visionaries.
Wendel Patrick has been referred to as “David Foster Wallace reincarnated as a sound engineer” by Urbanite Magazine and as “wildly talented” by the Baltimore Sun. He has been referred to by XLR8R magazine as “a hip-hop producer that could easily make any fan of Squarepusher, Boards of Canada, or Madlib flip out.” The alter-ego of classical and jazz pianist Kevin Gift, Wendel Patrick is rapidly making a name for himself as a producer to be recognized. In the February 2018 issue of Baltimore Magazine, Wendel Patrick was named one of 30 Baltimore Visionaries and labeled as “one of the most influential and omnipresent figures in the local arts scene”. His five albums, Sound:, Forthcoming, JDWP, Passage, and Travel were all produced without the use of sampling, with Patrick playing every note of every instrument. What is perhaps most astounding and perplexing to listeners is that there are actually no instruments…he crafts all of the instruments, and every note, electronically.
Equally at home performing on stage with his band, behind two turntables, beatboxing, improvising, or playing a Mozart Concerto on stage with orchestra, Wendel Patrick has toured Europe on several occasions and performed throughout the world with renowned spoken word artist and poet Ursula Rucker. Wendel Patrick’s music has also been heard across the country on NPR stations, most notably on Out of the Blocks, the national Edward R. Murrow award winning radio documentary program he co-produces with radio producer Aaron Henkin for NPR affiliate WYPR that has been featured by the Third Coast International Audio Festival and Hearing Voices as well as on the BBC. An avid photographer and videographer, his photography has been exhibited in several art galleries including the Baltimore Museum of Art. Patrick shoots all of the accompanying documentary photography and videography for “Out of the Blocks “.
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.
At a moment when so many young, talented jazz players are moving to New York, Chicago, and LA, Brandon is back in Baltimore infusing the highly talented scene with his energy, style, and skill.
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