“Younger has almost single-handedly made a persuasive argument for the harps’ role in contemporary jazz…building on an African-American legacy largely defined by Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane” – The New York Times
A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, educator and concert curator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. She has performed and recorded with jazz leaders and popular artists including Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, Reggie Workman, Charlie Haden, Common, John Legend, The Roots and Lauryn Hill. In 2019, she released her fourth solo album Soul Awakening and her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the Netflix Concert-Documentary, Beyoncé: Homecoming. This same year, 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.