Friday, May 26, 2023—8:00pm
Join us in The Cube for an intimate evening of music by award-winning harpist Brandee Younger. Premiering music from her latest album Impulse!, Younger pays homage to the legendary Detroit harpist Dorthy Ashby at this one-night-only event.
A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, and educator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. Recently nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Composition and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, she has performed and recorded with artists including Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, Charlie Haden, Common, John Legend, The Roots and Lauryn Hill.
“ No harpist thus far has been more capable of combining all of the modern harp traditions — from Salzedo, through Dorothy Ashby, through Alice Coltrane — with such strength, grace and commitment. ”- Ravi Coltrane, The New York Times
“ Younger has almost single-handedly made a persuasive argument for the harp’s role in contemporary jazz… ”- The New York Times
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