The Young Brothers trio is a new innovative band which has been in the works for two years. The band, which roots it’s repertoire in the traditional jazz genre, prides itself in the young “Fresh” approach to jazz standards. With the infusion of original compositions, the trio has developed a following of both old and young alike. Collectively the band has performed in more than 30 countries as well as most major jazz venues throughout the United States. With their debut recording “Tales of Time”, the Young Brothers trio has successfully established a “sound” that appeals to the most critical of listeners.
Tim Young - Piano
Pianist/composer Tim Young is starting to make his mark in the jazz world. After completing his education at the University of North Texas, Tim returned back 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 seven years. Tim has performed extensively throughout the entire United States, and has performed in Japan, China, and Germany. Tim is a sought out player because of his ability to adapt to any musical situation. His style covers just about all. Tim has performed with Ray Anderson, Steve Swallow, Charles McPhearson, "Doc" Cheatham, Rebecca Parris, Joe LaBarbera, Lou Marini, Ben Vereen, Greg Gisbert, and Slide Hampton.
Alphonso M. Young, Jr. - Drums
Drummer/percussionist, Alphonso M. Young, Jr. has been a professional musician for more than 18 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.