The Brandee Younger Trio
Harpist Brandee Younger defies genres as a classically-trained musician playing in the avant-garde tradition. Ms. Younger delivers a fresh take on the instrument as an educator, curator, solo artist and leader of her own ensemble, The Brandee Younger Trio.
Known for expressive interpretations of traditional harp repertoire as well as her continued work with a diverse cross-section of musical talents, Ms. Younger is widely recognized as a creative linchpin whose nuanced presence and willingness to push boundaries have made her irreplaceable on record and in performance. She has shared the stage with jazz leaders and popular hip-hop and r&b titans including Ravi Coltrane , Pharoah Sanders , Jack Dejohnette , Reggie Workman , Common, Maxwell, John Legend and Lauryn Hill . Most recently, her original composition “Hortense” was featured in the documentary “ Homecoming ” by Beyoncé Knowles .