Pianist Brandon McCune on the importance of community and collaboration
On this episode of AOS, composer, pianist and educator Brandon McCune talks about community and collaboration.
Collaborations between arts and cultural organizations are plentiful these days. There is no better example than Brandon McCune, the Chicago native who lives in Newark. The multi-instrumentalist was part of the musical lineup for Two River Theater’s Oo-Bla-Dee. In 1998, He was the Ambassador of Jazz in Africa.
McCune long-time friendship with Gilda Rogers, executive director of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural center in Red Bank, prompted McCune's trio to play at the center’s Black History Month fundraiser last year.
McCune has been sharing his knowledge for many years. He’s currently the Piano Instructor at Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/High School.