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Tim and Alphonso Young: Bio

Young Brothers

The Young Brothers is a new innovative band from the Washington, D.C. area. Led by drummer Alphonso Young and pianist Tim Young, the Young Brothers has established a sound that appeals to the most critical listeners. With the infusion of original compositions, along with a modern "Fresh" approach to jazz standards, the group has developed a following of both young and old alike. Collectively, the brothers have performed throughout the entire United States and in over 30 countries. The Young Brothers debut recording “Tales of Time”, has successfully identified them as a group worth taking notice of.

Tim Young - Piano

Pianist/composer Tim Young is making his mark in the jazz world. After completing a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, Tim returned home to the east coast to serve as pianist with the Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C. Tim has held this position for the past nine years. Tim has performed extensively throughout the entire United States, and has performed in Japan, China, Norway, and Germany. Tim is a sought out player because of his ability to adapt to any musical situation. Tim has performed with Ray Anderson, Steve Swallow, Charles McPhearson, "Doc" Cheatham, Rebecca Parris, Joe LaBarbera, Lou Marini, Ben Vereen, Al Braggs, Phil Woods, Greg Gisbert, and Slide Hampton.

Alphonso M. Young, Jr. - Drums

Drummer/percussionist, Alphonso M. Young, Jr. has been a professional musician for more than 20 years. His versatile and imaginative style of performance has not only charmed audiences around the world, but has lead such noted artists as Randy Brecker, Bob Berg, George Colligan, Giacomo Gates, Buck Hill, Etta Jones, Ira Sullivan, Othello Molineaux, Rebecca Parris, and Jon Secada to acquire his talent. He has also performed with trumpeter/composer Alan Baylock, World renowned DJ Kevin Yost, Smooth Jazz artist Brad Clements, Benny Powell, Miles Griffith and jazz diva Vanessa Rubin, as well as many other luminaries of the jazz world.

Recent international tours include: Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Dubai, Estonia, Italy, Honduras, Peru, Switzerland, Trinidad and the Caribbean.

Live performances include appearances at the East Coast Jazz Festival, the Capital Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blues Alley as well as numerous musical venues throughout the United States.

Recent recording include: PBS three-part series Stealing Time, National Geographic The Secret Lives of Cats, Commercials for the National Institute of Health, CD’s with bassist Terry Burrell, the Powell/Wulf Project (Songs of Christmas), the group Open Window, the Eric Byrd Trio, Lea Gilmore Group, the Young Brothers Trio and others.

Alphonso is currently a music instructor with Loudoun County Public Schools and on the faculty of Shenandoah University; positions which he has held since 1994. During this time, Alphonso has rapidly become one of the leading authorities on drum set performance and pedagogy. He is also the drummer with Foxhaven recording artist Eric Byrd, guitarist Dave Cosby, Lea Gilmore Group and the leader of the Al Young Trio. In addition to his rigorous teaching and performing schedule, he has written material for the National Band Association Journal, released a book entitled “DRUMS” and does numerous clinics throughout the United States and abroad.