Brandee Younger: Alice Coltrane Tribute | SFJAZZ 2023-24 Season
Brandee Younger
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Brandee Younger: Alice Coltrane Tribute

w/ RAVI COLTRANE, Rashaan Carter, Makaya McCraven, Nicole Mitchell, Strings & MORE

MAR 6-10| RESIDENT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: BRANDEE YOUNGER

Mar 09 - Mar 10, 2024
Miner Auditorium
SatMar 9

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7:30 PM

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SunMar 10

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2:00 PM

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For her final two nights of residency, Brandee Younger honors the life and music of the late harpist and jazz legend Alice Coltrane with her working trio, strings, and special guests. An artist chosen by Coltrane’s son Ravi to perform at a series of concerts in her honor as well as her memorial in 2007, Younger carries on the adventurous spirit of her greatest influence, infusing her compositions with a 21st century vibrancy and fearless experimentation. Younger is joined for these dates by her quartet of pianist/ keyboardist Marc Cary, bassist Rashaan Carter, and drumming phenom Makaya McCraven, along with special guest saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, flauntist Nicole Mitchell, and a string ensemble conducted by composer De'Sean Jones.

Carrying on and expanding the tradition of pioneering jazz harpists Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, Brandee Younger made her public debut in 2007 as a grad student at NYU, when saxophonist Ravi Coltrane enlisted the then-23-year-old to participate in the memorial service for his mother Alice. A student of jazz great Jackie McLean, Younger has collaborated with artists from the worlds of jazz and hip hop, including Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Pharoah Sanders, Lauren Hill, and Common. In 2021 she released her Impulse! Records debut, Somewhere Else, which earned Younger a Best Instrumental Composition GRAMMY nomination for the track “Beautiful is Black.” Her 2023 Impulse! release, Brand New Life, honors Dorothy Ashby’s legacy through songs the late harpist wrote and/or performed.

ABOUT BRANDEE YOUNGER

For her final two nights of residency, Younger honors the life and music of the late harpist and jazz legend Alice Coltrane with her working trio, strings, and special guests.


› WATCH: NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Younger has almost single-handedly made a persuasive argument for the harp’s role in contemporary jazz

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

Personnel

Brandee Younger harp
Marc Cary piano, keyboards
Rashaan Carter bass
Makaya McCraven drums
De'Sean Jones strings composer & conductor
Strings Ensemble TBA

Special Guests
Ravi Coltrane saxophone
Nicole Mitchell flute, vocals

She shimmers like an entire string section

The Guardian on Brandee Younger

Personnel

Brandee Younger harp
Marc Cary piano, keyboards
Rashaan Carter bass
Makaya McCraven drums
De'Sean Jones strings composer & conductor
Strings Ensemble TBA

Special Guests
Ravi Coltrane saxophone
Nicole Mitchell flute, vocals

She shimmers like an entire string section

The Guardian on Brandee Younger

Watch & Listen

Brandee Younger

Blue Nile

Brandee Younger

Gospel Trane

Brandee Younger

Blue Nile

Brandee Younger

Gospel Trane

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