Bio

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana Brandon took a liking to jazz the first time he heard it. At the tender age of 11, Brandon Douthitt picked up a saxophone for the first DSC_0520 (1)time, beginning his musical journey. It was apparent early on that he had a musical gift. He continued to hone his craft throughout middle school and high school. Currently, Brandon is furthering his musical aspirations at Butler University where he is a junior studying music with a jazz studies concentration as well as recording industry studies. Brandon studies privately with Dr. Matt Pivec. He is the lead alto saxophone in the Butler University Jazz Band, a member of the Clifford Ratliff Big Band, Skidmore Jazz Institute alumnus and a saxophone private lesson instructor. Although the alto saxophone is Brandon’s first love, he also plays the soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, bari saxophone, clarinet and the flute. His music has afforded him the opportunity to perform at numerous local venues such as The Sanctuary, The Chatterbox, The Jazz Kitchen, The Mariott Hotel-Downtown Indianapolis, Dallas Clark Foundation, Indiana Repertory Theatre and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He has also been able to play alongside musical talents such as Jeff Coffin, Bill Cunliffe, Melvin Rhyne and many other notable names. In addition to his musical commitments he is also actively involved in the Butler community as the Black Student Union Vice President of Volunteerism, National Pan Hellenic Council Treasurer, and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated as well as numerous other organizations.