Saxophonist Brent Birckhead is an award-winning artist, whose aesthetic is an intersectional amalgam of
traditional and popular styles. Unbound by genre, Birckhead’s approach to woodwind artistry is driven by
his compulsion for creative risk and deep respect for legacy. His place in the continuum of a storied lineage
begins with his surname, Birckhead, and extends to his extensive musical education and work ethic as a
visionary approach to life as a rising leader.
Educated at Howard University (BME, MM), Birckhead was named best blues/pop/rock soloist and
outstanding instrumental jazz soloist by Downbeat Magazine as part of the annual Student Music Awards