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Brandee Younger

Brandee Younger (born July 1, Long Island) is an American harpist.

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Background

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 heavily inspired by the works of Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby. In addition, she has worked with Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Bill Lee and Reggie Workman and has appeared on recordings with popular artists including Common (Finding Forever), Ryan Leslie and Drake.

Brandee grew up in Hempstead and Uniondale, NY and 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.

Current Features

Brandee is among the musicians included in book "The New Face of Jazz" [1] by author Cicily Janus and was also featured in the Impulse Artist Series' "Alter Ego Series" [2] in November 2010, a young artist series created by classical pianist, Jade Simmons.

Family

Brandee is the cousin of Urban farmer and MacArthur Fellow, Will Allen (urban farmer). She is also the cousin of Jordan Younger, cornerback of the Toronto Argonauts.

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