“Anthony Branker” much more than just a name!

anthonybranker620x355The FBC Defenders AAU Program proudly presents one of our own! Anthony Branker is a musician for all seasons. He began his career as a trumpeter, including a stint with the Spirit of Life Ensemble, which honored its African-American and Afro-Caribbean roots during a multi-year tenure as the Monday night band at the legendary Sweet Basil club in New York City. Over time, Branker developed an increasing interest in jazz education, which led him to teaching positions at Hunter College and Princeton University, where he organized and conducted memorable ensembles. Around 1999, medical problems stemming from a brain aneurysm led him to yield his trumpet playing in favor of an enduring interest in composing and conducting. Anthony Branker is also the proud father of Parris Branker, Guard for the FBC Defenders(Frederick) team. Click on his name above and read all about him musical career. “Who Knew?!”

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