Brian C. Cunningham, the youngest of two brothers, has been playing the sax for 12 years. Here is a little of his life from a musical standpoint, a little later you will read more about him in Li’el in a Staccato Beat’s interview! Now for just a taste:
A saxophonist raised in Prince George’s County Maryland, Brian C. Cunningham started playing the saxophone at 11 years old. After playing for about five years for academic institutions, Brian started his own musical group, The Smooth Tones, while in high school. Now continuing his education as a Mathematics Major at Bowie State University, he has started another group, The Brian Cunningham Project.
For the past few years Brian has been performing all around the DC Metropolitan Area with artists such as Marcus Mitchell, Marcus Young, the Take Cover Band, Trouble Funk, and the list continues. This young man finds his musical center right at home, in the church. Currently serving at Bethe AME Church as minister of music, Brian has also ministered at many churches across the area. Modeling his playing after legends like Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, John Coltrane, and Kenny Garrett, he enjoys sharing the gift of music with anyone who wants to listen.
Tune in soon and read his interview!!