Just in case you were feeling particularly confident about your accomplishments, we thought we’d introduce you to Dr. Anthony Branker–a composer, arranger, jazz educator, conductor, bandleader and scholar.
Dr. Branker will be hosted on Jerry Gordon’s Serenade to a Cuckoo on Friday, April 12, 12PM to 2PM.
He’ll be spinning jazz CDs, talking about his career, and discussing the award-winning jazz program he heads at Princeton.
Dr. Branker just released his newest album, Uppity, on March 19th.
He composed his last album, Blessings, during a residency in Estonia, and was described by John Barron in 2009′s All About Jazz as music with a “…strong rhythmic foundation, with Afro-Cuban inspired grooves and solo sections over energetic vamps…With a unique combination of depth and accessibility, Branker is able to put forth a jazz perspective steeped in soulful optimism.”
For more information on Dr. Branker, go to his website http://www.anthonybranker.com/