Jazz Concerts and Shows

Brandee Younger Quintet
Tue, Aug 21 ~ Wed, Aug 22

Brandee younger
Two nights at the Jazz Standard, NYC
Tickets and information

8/21 Brandee Younger Quintet: Electric
Brandee Younger – concert harp
Rashaan Carter – electric bass
Marcus Gilmore – d​rums
Keyon Harrold – trumpet
​Chelsea Baratz – tenor sax

8/22 Brandee Younger Quintet: Acoustic
Brandee Younger – concert harp
Dezron Douglas – upright bass
EJ Strickland – d​rums
Keyon​ Harrold – trumpet​
Anne Drummond – flute

“Jazz has always had to do with freedom,” wrote Siddhartha Mitter in 2017 for the webzine Colorlines. “It’s built into the music’s DNA, its anchoring in Black culture and history. It expressed and sustained community under Jim Crow. In the Civil Rights era, Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln made We Insist! The Freedom Now Suite. John Coltrane recorded ‘Alabama.’” The classically trained harpist Brandee Younger is part of a new jazz generation carrying the torch of social consciousness in 21stcentury jazz. Her second album as a leader, Wax & Wane(2016), is “soul–jazz with lavish helpings of funk and, in places, a hip-hop sensibility.” (Mitter) She’s played with jazz legends like Pharoah Sanders as well as John Legend, Common, and Drake. This week, this uniquely gifted artist will perform with both electric and acoustic groups featuring such stalwarts of the New York scene as drummer EJ Strickland and trumpeter Keyon Harrold – onlyat Jazz Standard! “Brandee Younger taps into the spiritual well that fueled the art of both Dorothy Ashby and John Coltrane, yet she remains ever–cognizant of the time in which she lives and plays.” (All About Jazz).