Brandee Younger Trio / Immanuel Wilkins Quartet
A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category
A leading voice of the harp, Brandee Younger recently made history at the 2022 Grammy Awards as the first Black female solo artist nominated in the Best Instrumental Composition category for her song “Beautiful Is Black.” The mesmerizing track is from her 2021 major label debut album, Somewhere Different, that also received a 2022 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Jazz Album — Instrumental. Over her career Younger has performed and recorded across countless genres with artists including John Legend, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Common, Pharoah Sanders, Ravi Coltrane, Ron Carter, and Charlie Haden.
“Younger has almost single-handedly made a persuasive argument for the harp’s role in contemporary jazz…”
The New York Times
The music of saxophonist and composer Immanuel Wilkins is filled with empathy and conviction, bonding arcs of melody and lamentation to gestures of space and breath. His acclaimed debut album Omega, was named the #1 Jazz Album of 2020 by The New York Times. The album (along with his latest, The 7th Hand) features his remarkable quartet with Micah Thomas, Daryl Johns and Kweku Sumbry.
(Wednesday) 5:00 pm
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