Presented by Bethany Church Jazz Vespers & NJPAC
A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, and educator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. Recently awarded Rising Star Harpist in Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics Poll, she has performed and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, Charlie Haden, Common, John Legend, The Roots and Lauryn Hill. In 2020, she released her fifth album Force Majeure, and her major-label debut “Somewhere Different” in 2021 on the legendary Impulse! Records. Her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the Netflix Concert-Documentary, Beyoncé: Homecoming, and in 2019, Ms. Younger was selected to perform her original music as a featured performer for Quincy Jones and Steve McQueens’ “Soundtrack of America”. Ms. Younger’s ability to seamlessly inject the harp into arrangements and venues where it has historically been overlooked is a testament to her deep love for and exemplary command of the instrument. In addition to performing, Ms Younger is on the teaching artist faculty at New York University and The New School College of Performing Arts in New York City.
Ms. Younger earned her Bachelor of Music in Harp Performance and Music Business at the Hartt School of Music and her Master of Music and Performing Arts Professions at New York University. Past residencies and masterclasses include The Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), University of Birmingham (UK), Howard University, Drexel University, Princeton University, Tulane University, Trinity College, The Hartt School, University of Michigan, DePaul University and Berklee College of Music
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