| Hempstead, NY, US|
Jazz, classical, pop
| Of Song, The Brandee Younger 4tet (Live At the Breeding Ground)|
New York University, University of Hartford, The Hartt School
Marcus Strickland, E. J. Strickland, Ravi Coltrane, David Bryant, Anna M. Sala
Ravi Coltrane, Niia, Bill Lee
Brandee Younger Wikipedia
Brandee Younger (born in Hempstead, New York) is an American harpist.
Known as a hybrid harpist, Brandee is classically trained and active in jazz and popular music. She is noted for her work with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and is heavily inspired by the works of Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby. She has worked with Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Bill Lee, Pharoah Sanders and Reggie Workman and has recorded with popular artists including Lauryn Hill, John Legend, Common (Finding Forever), Ryan Leslie, Drake and is featured on the Grammy Award – nominated album New York: A Love Story by Mack Wilds.
Brandee grew up in Hempstead, NY and Uniondale, NY, earned her undergraduate degrees in Harp Performance and Music Management at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford and earned her graduate degree in Music Performance and Composition at the Steinhardt School of New York University.
She is on the harp faculty at Adelphi University, The University of Hartford Hartt School Community Division and the Greenwich House Music School.
Brandee is among the musicians included in book "The New Face of Jazz" by author, Cicily Janus, "Freedom of Expression: Interviews With Women in Jazz", by Chris Becker and was also featured in the Impulse Artist Series' "Alter Ego Series" in November 2010, a young artist series created by classical pianist Jade Simmons.
Brandee is the cousin of Urban farmer and MacArthur Fellow, Will Allen. She is also the cousin of Jordan Younger, cornerback of the Toronto Argonauts.2016: Wax & Wane, Independent/ Revive Music
2015: Supreme Sonacy, Blue Note Records / Revive Music
2014: The Brandee Younger 4tet, Live at the Breeding Ground, Independent
2011: Prelude, independent
2006: Cassie, Cassie
2007: Finding Forever, Common
2008: In This Day, E.J. Strickland
2009: Of Song, Marcus Strickland
2009: Blending Times, Ravi Coltrane
2012: Retox, Lakecia Benjamin
2012: Moments, Michael Campagna
2013: New York: A Love Story, Mack Wilds
2013: Love in the Future, John Legend
2014: Face Forward, Jeremy Pelt
2016: Everything's Beautiful, Robert Glasper, Miles Davis
2016: The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Monheit