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Saxophonist Brandon Wright continues to be regarded by both his elders and peers as an important and emerging new voice on the New York jazz scene. Brandon’s second record, titled Journeyman (Posi-Tone, 2012), will continue him on this quest with excellent compositional creativity and continued entertaining leadership. With the release of this new record, it is clear that Brandon is excelling and developing as an artist that people will want to watch. The foundation of this accent was laid with his first record, titled Boiling Point (Posi-Tone, 2010), which displayed a maturity of musicianship and composing be- yond his years.
Brandon can be regularly seen leading his own quartet around the east coast, making appearances at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, The Kitano Hotel, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke, Zinc Bar, Trumpets, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Originally from Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Brandon received his training from the University of Michigan and the University of Miami, where he won the 2004 North American Saxo phone Alliance Jazz Competition, and was selected for the 2005 Henry Mancini Institute.
Since his Miami days, Brandon has played with the Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band/Dynasty/Orchestra, the Chico O’Farill Latin Big Band, the John Fedchock New York Big Band, Doc Severinsen, Fred Wesley, and Tony Bennett. Most recently, Brandon has been performing and touring inter nationally as a member of Chuck Mangione's working group, and as a member of Max Weinberg’s Big Band.