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Brandee Younger

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A versatile musician who has been proven to defy genres and labels, this young harpist has created a unique niche in both traditional and non-traditional harp arenas. Performing mainly on a concert grand classical harp, Ms. Younger is often heard performing jazz, classical and hip-hop in a seemingly effortless manner. Best-known for her limitless drive, Ms. Younger remains in high demand and attracts the attention of today's most well-known artists, producers and groups. As a classical harpist, she has performed with an array of orchestras including the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Soulful Symphony, Ensemble Du Monde, Camerata New York and the Red Bull Artsehcro, a "non-conformist" orchestra. She has worked & recorded with a number of jazz luminaries including Nat Reeves, Ravi Coltrane, Charlie Haden, Reggie Workman, Kenny Garrett, Rashied Ali, Jeff "Tain" Watts and Steve Wilson, as well as with a host of New York City's top, young jazz musicians. In hip-hop, she has worked with several producers, including Ryan Leslie on the album of Bad Boy© recording artist, Cassie and worked with bassist, Derrick Hodge, on 'Finding Forever', the number one album of Hip-Hop recording artist, Common

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Save The Country - Songs Celebrating July 4th, New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts and More

Read "Save The Country - Songs Celebrating July 4th, New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Caili O'Doherty, bassist Michael Fiorino, the Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band and a special digital reissue of Salome Bey's debut album, plus birthday shoutouts to Lena Horne, Tierney Sutton, Brandee Younger, Rhoda Scott, Madeline Eastman and Queen Esther, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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Article: Album Review

Amanda Whiting: Lost In Abstraction

Read "Lost In Abstraction" reviewed by Peter Jones


The revival in the fortunes of the harp has been one of the more unexpected developments in jazz: Brandee Younger's 2021 album Somewhere Different made an impact on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK, the instrument has been finding favor in the hands of both Tara Minton and Alina Bzhezhinska. Now Wales' very own ...

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News: Education

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Opens Registration For The Annual Geri Allen Jazz Summer Camp Led By Regina Carter

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Opens Registration For The Annual Geri Allen Jazz Summer Camp Led By Regina Carter

Four workshops take place July 11 & 14 and August 18 & 22 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. EST. How: Via Zoom (link provided upon registration) Students ages 14-26 who identify as female or non-binary Register: $200 per workshop or $600 for all four workshops. Registration is required and financial aid is available. Registration closes July 11. For ...

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News: Recording

Vincent Ding Assembles All-Star Big Band & Strings For A Scintillating Debut

Vincent Ding Assembles All-Star Big Band & Strings For A Scintillating Debut

Vincent Ding is a bright new flame in the world of vocal jazz. Refreshingly steeped in the traditions of icons like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, Ding blends this rich lineage with a depth of autobiographical authenticity from his Taiwanese-American roots to create music that is both thoughtful and powerfully rooted in hard-driving swing. Backed ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Miles And Bill And Some New Releases

Read "Miles And Bill And Some New Releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show all new releases from Evan Drybread, John Zorn with Bill Laswell, Stefan Orins Trio, Toni Mora Quartet, Tony Malaby with Angelica Sanchez & Tom Rainey, Brandee Younger, High Pulp, Oded Tzur, Florian Hoefner Trio, and Mary Halvorson. There is also look back at the work of the Bill Evans Trio and Miles Davis' ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Williams - A Formidable Jazz Mother

Read "Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Williams - A Formidable Jazz Mother" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Mothers Day featuring music by several notable jazz mothers and their children, plus new releases from pianists Yelena Eckemoff, Ariane Racicot, Alberto Pibiri and Jeremy Siskind, vocalists CeCe Gable and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Lou Williams (a formidable Jazz Mother on so many fronts). Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dan Perantoni, Idit Shner and the Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo with birthday shoutouts to Doris Day (100!), Pearl Bailey, Amina Claudine Myers, Alberta Hunter, Rachel Therrien, Tessa Souter, Meredith d'Ambrosio and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases From Melissa Aldana, Somi, Birthday Shoutouts and More

Read "Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases From Melissa Aldana, Somi, Birthday Shoutouts and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy Women's History Month! This broadcast celebrates with new releases from saxophonist Melissa Aldana, vocalist Somi's tribute to the great Miriam Makeba, pianist Yuko Mabuchi plus singles from Tierney Sutton and Natalie Cressman with birthday shoutouts to Carol Sloane, Flora Purim, Rachelle Garniez, Tomoko Ohno and Eric Comstock, among others. Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Early Spring Releases from Brandee Younger, Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant and duo Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Read "Early Spring Releases from Brandee Younger, Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant and duo Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Yvonne Flores, Kristen Lee Sergeant, harpist Brandee Younger plus a single from duo Natalie Cressman]] & {{Ian Faquini (offering a prayer to Oxum, goddess of rivers, waterfalls and fresh water) with birthday shoutouts to Ida Cox, Mayu Saeki, Melissa Manchester, Sara Caswell, Carmen Sandim, Roseanna Vitro and Claire Daly, ...


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