BORN IN LAWRENCE KANSAS
GREW UP IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS
A SAXOPHONIST, COMPOSER, ARRANGER AND EDUCATOR
What an exciting evening that Branch Entertainment was able to enjoy at the Attucks Theatre in Norfolk, VA on Sat. November 2, 2019 at 8:00 PM.
He has been an active Jazz Saxophonist from the 1970's to present.
His contribution to the Jazz community; he taught at the prestigious William Paterson University and Manhattan School of Music in the Mid 1980's and 1990's
The musical groups he played with and directed were the Jazz Messengers and Horizons.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
On September 1, 2019 from 6pm-9pm, Branch Entertainment had the opportunity to see the dynamic Slapwater band performing on stage wearing their fashionable Hawaiian shirts at Mills Point Park in Hampton, Virginia; with an evening filled with a cool breeze coming off the waterfront.What a treat! Just a time to sit back, relax and put up your feet.
Slapwater was playing cover songs such as Purple Rain, Papa Got a Brand New Bag, Can't Stop the Music, This is How We do It, September, Play That Funky Music, and many more song selections.
FORTE JAZZ BAND
On July 17, 2019 Branch Entertainment went out to see Forte Jazz Band perform at the Port Warwick Summer Concert Series in Newport News, VA from 6pm-9pm.
This day was an extremely hot day with a few fans showing up at the earliest part of the evening to experience one of the best bands around town.
Late in the evening when the sun started to set many more fans flooded Port Warwick to have a great evening with Forte Jazz Band.
Even though it was extremely hot, the audience appeared to be enjoying the smooth and groovy music as well as the band enjoying their fans.
WHAT BEAUTIFUL SITES
Branch Entertainment headed out to Niagara Falls, New York on June 23, 2019. Taking a well needed vacation.
It is our hope that if you can get away take the time to smell the roses and treat yourself to a vacation of your choosing.
Vacations can take you away from the norm to an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience. Go out and experience the sites, the people, the food and just relax.
We had the best time at Niagara Falls enjoying God's wonders, visiting the falls on the Maiden of The Mist.
NATIVE OF MASSACHUSETTS
AMERICAN SAXOPHONIST, SONG WRITER, AND PRODUCER
GENRE: JAZZ, CONTEMPORARY JAZZ AND R&B
WHAT A SHOW!! Branch Entertainment was fortunate to see Boney James in action at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, VA on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
One thing that caught my eye about Boney James was his stylish black brim hat. It was pulled slightly downward to his eyes giving him a cool and suave appearance.
Boney James performed a spectacular show with his talented band.
NATIVE NEW YORKER
AN AMERICAN JAZZ SOPRANO SAXOPHONIST AND FLAUTIST
Branch Entertainment had an opportunity to enjoy an evening out in Richmond, VA at The Tin Pan, on March 17, 2019.
What a fabulous relaxing, intimate restaurant, lounge and concert venue that serves good food and a variety of drinks for your choosing.
On March 17, Najee performed 2 shows. One at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. The show that Branch Entertainment(BE) attended was at 7:00 PM. The show was magnificent and soulful.
Najee played his original songs and songs by James Brown-Sex Machine, Earth Wind and Fire- Can't Hide Love and 2 cover songs by Stevie Wonder in which Najee performed with his flute.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Let's look at the definition of Working Hard, Working Smart and God's Work. Working Hard means putting in a lot of time and effort doing a certain amount of work. Smart Work means spending less amount of time performing the same amount of work. God's Work means divine intervention.
There are those who believe Working Hard is the key to success by being totally dedicated, absorbed and focused on their own career or whatever they are striving for. There are those that put in long hours such as fourteen or more hours a day, sleeping about four hours a night.
Native of Buffalo, New York
Branch Entertainment was at the Crispus Attucks Theatre in Norfolk, VA on Saturday evening, March 9, 2019. Cindy Bradley who is a Jazz trumpeter headlined the 3rd performance in the 4th season of the Church Street Jazz Series. Accompanying her was saxophonist, Nick, a class act. Cindy's and Nick duet Jazz performance was exhilarating. A lady with a flare, Cindy performed with a snazzy metallic pinkish color trumpet.
Cindy's 2nd set was just as energized and amazing as the 1st set.
ENCOURAGING WORDS TO ENTREPRENEURS
When things are not looking so great in your business, it is so easy to call it quits. A business can be challenging and discouraging. Remember why you became an entrepreneur and what you wanted to accomplish.
Giving up is not the answer because you will not have the opportunity to see what awaits you around the corner. Don't give up, Keep going! It can be an encouraging word that you needed to boost your confidence or a business connection that you were looking for to jump start your business again.