Yvette & Nathan Brandy

Yvette Brandy‘s chameleonic voice and exuberant physical animation transport young and mature audiences to old and imaginary worlds. She shares West Indian Anansi,“Jumbie” (Ghost), historical, multicultural, as well as personal and original stories. Among her list of accomplishments, Yvette has performed on National Public Radio’s, “Living on Earth”, television talk show, Literary Speak, the Los Angeles Storytelling Festival, the Equinox Festival and the Bay Area Storytelling Festival. She has performed at Pasadena, Glendale, and Santa Clarita Public Libraries. She was also featured on Union Bank’s audio CD – Storytellers: From a Whisper to a Shout. She participated in the 2011 production of Tellers and Talkers. She was also invited by the Southern California Library to create a historical tale
as part of the “Unsung Heroes: Legends of Los Angeles” project. In addition, she was a regular teller with the Los Angeles Reading Project for four years where she created story and art programs for three to five year olds. Audiences have been transfixed in Yvette’s self-authored
one woman shows “Sword Dance”, “Saltfish and Dumplings”, “Caribbean Gems”, “Calypso Born Me”, “The Awakening”, “Under the Mango Tree”. Her four-part harmony choral composition, “Virgin Islands Christmas” was performed by the prestigious Caribbean Chorale and
inducted into the Alton Adams Music Research Institute and the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago. Yvette’s expansive vocal range enables her to sing classical, pop, reggae, calypso, R & B, and jazz musical forms. She has sung first soprano with the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company in Monrovia, California and the California Philharmonic Chorale and Orchestra at the Disney Concert Hall.

Nathan Brandy’s chosen instrument of his artistic expression is the violin. He began taking lessons three years ago at the age of
seven. He has had solo performances at church services, concerts, and holiday celebrations. He is currently a violinist in the Temecula Strings Youth Orchestra in Temecula, CA. His orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Carnegie Hall Music Festival in New York City in April 2019.

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