Brandee Younger and Edmar Castañeda.
Courtesy of the artists

• The harp may be one of the most ancient musical instruments, but it isn’t particularly prominent in jazz. Despite the mid-century emergence of innovatorsDorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, the harp has remained on the fringe. But two contemporary performers are changing that: Brandee Younger, who explores the textual modes defined by Ashby and Coltrane, and Edmar Castañeda, a Colombian-born folkloric virtuoso.

Jazz Night In America splits the hour with two concerts from Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring Younger and Castañeda, respectively.

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