Yusef Lateef - Suite Life

Yusef Lateef, Bamboo Flutes, C Flute, Vocals, Synthesizer and Piano.

Andrew Hollander Piano - Andrew has recorded with Yusef Lateef, Rene McLean, Kamil Sabir, and Avery Sharpe, among others. He has performed with The Marvelettes, The Shirelles, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes. As a composer, he has studied under Lewis Spratlan, Martin Bresnick, and Yusef Lateef. He has many compositions to his credit including Colors for large orchestra and has done numerous arrangements including Flute Book of the Blues for Saxophone Quartet [published by Fana Publishing Co]. A recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amberst, Andrew will be continuing his composition studies as a graduate student on the west coast in the Fall of 1994.

Marcie Brown Cello ~ Marcie Brown has a Master’s Degree in cello performance from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Nathaniel Rosen. She has performed classically throughout the nation with the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Bronx Symphony, the Houston Pops Orchestra, and the Florida Symphony. She brings many genres of music to the cello. She has performed with artists such as Billy Joel, Helen Reddy, Ray Charles, Itzak Perlman, and Dizzie Gillespie. A singer/songwriter, she has recorded with Mighty Good News Production Studios in Brooklyn. She is currently cellist for the Graduate String Quartet at UMass and is working on a second master’s degree in Autophysiopsychic Composition.