Ars Nova Workshop presents acclaimed jazz harpist Brandee Younger paying homage to one of her most legendary forebears, the great Dorothy Ashby, at Solar Myth on Friday, June 23.
With a style that combines jazz, R&B, classical, and soul influences, Brandee Younger has rapidly ascended to the pantheon of jazz harp players, working with greats across genres, including Pharoah Sanders, Jack DeJohnette, Reggie Workman, Common, Drake, and Lauryn Hill. It doesn’t diminish her achievements at all that there have been so few idols for her to emulate. One of those rare forebears is Dorothy Ashby, an undersung virtuoso in her lifetime but, like Brandee’s other major influence Alice Coltrane, esteemed in more recent years. Ashby became better known for her contributions to notable recordings by R&B stars including Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, and Bobby Womack.
$30 General Admission
21 & Over
Solar Myth, 1131 S. Broad Street
This is a seated show.