Master musician and dedicated educator, Brandon McCune is a native of Chicago who was selected early on in his career through a national audition as a 1998-1999 U.S. Jazz Ambassador to Africa, where he traveled abroad representing the United States performing public and private concerts, master classes and workshops.
Brandon has not stopped or looked back ever since. As a professional musician— piano, organ, drums, trumpet, bass, vocals, and choir director— he has worked as a band leader, music director, or as a sideman for artists such as Abbey Lincoln, Terence Blanchard, Nneena Freelon, Betty Carter, Miki Howard,Wynton Marsalis, Bruce Williams, Chrisette Michele, Ted Dunbar, Larry Ridley, Russell Malone, Lenora Zenzalai Helm, Mark Gross,Antonio Hart and Orbert Davis.
In addition, Brandon’s dedication to the furtherance of the art form finds him enriching the lives of hundreds of young music students each year. He currently serves as Musical Director for all music and dance ministry programs at Union Baptist Church (Montclair, NJ). His leadership acumen is demonstrated in his founding of BASIC Inc., a non-profit umbrella for Gospel Music entertainment, music education, and various other arts related entities. Brandon has a unique, nurturing way of teaching and mentoring and we are proud and grateful to have him as our principle instructor.