Education

B.M. New York University, Steinhardt School of Education

Department of Jazz and Contemporary Studies

Jazz Piano Performance, Philosophy Minor

Concentrations - Vibraphone, Marimba, Ghanaian Xylophone, Philosophy

NYU in Ghana - Hip Hop Theater

NYU in Prague - Contemporary Classical Composition, Milan Slavićky

University of Ghana - West African Popular Music + Rhythmic Theory

School for Improvised Music - City College, New York, NY     

Stanford Jazz Workshop, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA   

Ghanaian Xylophone: Bernard Woma, SK Kakraba, Alfred Kpebsaane, Jerome Balsab

Piano, Jazz, Film & Composition: Don Friedman, Emil Viclićky, Andrew Hollander, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Victor Lin, Christina Shinkle, Gil Goldstein, Joel Weiskopf, Pat Bendock

Vibraphone/Mallet Percussion: Stefon Harris, Susan Pascal, Sherrie Maricle

Arranging/Theory/Other: Gil Goldstein (arranging) George Garzone (polytriadic Improvisation), Tony Moreno (polymeter improvisation), Norie Ishii (oboe), Ove Hanson (oboe)


Teaching Experience

2018 - present Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center Music School

Opera House, Kuwait City, Kuwait

                        Piano Faculty in Residence, Curriculum Manager

Private and Ensemble Instruction, Classical and Jazz

2008 - 2015     Brooklyn Music Lessons, Brooklyn, NY

2006            Volunteer Piano Teaching Fellow, Christian Children’s Storehouse

Accra, Ghana

2002- 2018 Private Studio, NYC

2000-01        Private Studio, Seattle, WA


Lectures, Workshops & Residencies

2018               Incubation and Residency, Project: “Astamaea” - Mishrif, Kuwait  

Artist Lecture, Queensboro Community College, Queens, NY

2017               Workshop, Shatila Refugee Camp, Beirut, Lebanon

2016               Artist Lecture, West African Rhythmic Theory, Brooklyn College,

Brooklyn, NY

2006 Dagara Music Center, Medie, Ghana: Traditional Xylophone &

Funeral Music Studies

2005 Residency, NYU in Prague: Enamiĝo Reciprokataj

Esperanto Study + Composition Gestation

Ensembles as Leader

2013 - present     LARCENY Chamber Orchestra (Founder, Music Director)

2013 - 2017         The Shaggs, Dot Wiggin Band (co-lead vocals, piano)

2011 - present     BI TYRANT (vocalist, lyricist, composition)

2009              BEWAA (Ghanaian xylophone + ensemble)

2005 - present    Brittany Anjou Trio (original jazz composition, piano)

Selected Performances

2018               Brittany Anjou Trio – The Cut Musica é Poesia Festival,

Naples, Italy

2017               Brittany Anjou Trio – Salon Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon

2017               Sophie Auster – duo performance, “Likes” Television Program

National TV Taping, Madrid, Spain

2016               In the Eruptive Mode: Hijacked Voices of the Arab Spring

Original Score for theater, Kuwait Premiere

dir. Sulayman Al Bassam, att. Princess Sheikha Sabah al-Salem

                        Dar Al-Athar Yarmouk Cultural Center, Kuwait

2015               Oren Bloedow – She Goes With Me To A Blossom World

Mezzo Voce, filmed concert

Ajaccio, Corsica, FR

2013 - 2017         Tribute to Portishead, Annual Fundraiser Concert,

LARCENY Chamber Orchestra + Guest Artists

Joseph Keckler, Holly Miranda, Joan Wasserman,

Angela McCluskey, Carol Lipnik et. al.

Le Poisson Rouge, NYC

2002               Jazz At Lincoln Center – Essentially Ellington Competition Winner

Roosevelt High School Jazz Band

featuring Wynton Marsalis

2000               Political Fundraiser, att. speaker Bill Clinton

                       The Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA


Ensemble Tours

2005 - present    Brittany Anjou Trio: NYC, Lebanon, Ghana, Czech Republic, Italy, US

2016 - present      In the Eruptive Mode: Hijacked Voices of the Arab Spring

Original Score

Kuwait, Lebanon, Tunisia, Europe, US

2016 - 2017         Sophie Auster: US, Europe

2006 - 2009        Ravens + Chimes: US, Canada

2001 - 2002        Roosevelt High School Jazz Band: US, Europe


Recordings

2019               Brittany Anjou, Enamiĝo Reciprokataj, Origin Records

TBA               Nong Voru, Brittany Anjou & Alfred Kpebsaane, Chant Records

2016               Bi TYRANT self-released full length album

2009-16        BEWAA: Chronology for Ghanaian Xylophone

Vols. I, II, & III

2015               Vibraphonic Kyma X: Vol I


Selected Discography as Session Musician

2019 Michael Eaton, Dialogical, Destiny Records

2018 Okkervil River, In the Rainbow Rain, ATO Records

2016               Elysian Fields, Ghosts of No, Ojet Records

2015               David Bronson, Questions, Big Arc Records

2014               Elysian Fields, For Housecats and Sea Fans, Ojet Records

2013               Dot Wiggin Band, Ready! Get! Go!, Alternative Tentacles

2012               Ravens & Chimes, Holiday Life, Better Looking Records

2010               Emanuel and the Fear, Listen

2009               Mary Bragg, Sugar

2007               Ravens & Chimes, Reichenbach Falls, Better Looking Records


Appearances, Awards, Credits, Commissions

2018              Heartstrung Live Score MVMT Projects - Music For Dance - Brandon Perdomo

2016    In the Eruptive Mode: Hijacked Voices of the Arab Spring

Sulayman Al Bassam - Music for Theater

Original live music score for prepared piano, vocals, flute and synths

with sound design, 70 min. run-time

2015          Petrol Station - Sulayman Al Bassam - Music for Theater

Two week work-in-progress showcase, NYU Gallatin

Original live music score for Ghanaian xylophone, keyboards, synths,

beat programming, guitar + voices, with sound design. 70 min. run-time

Kennedy Center premiere in 2017

2014 A Ride on the Irish Cream - Erin Markey - Music for Theater

CUNY Grad Center performance

2014, 16        US Fulbright Award, Semi-Finalist, Proposed Study of Ghanaian Xylophone          

2011               Walgreens,“Bungee Jumper” commercial music, Times Square billboard, NYC

2010               Winner, Short Film Score, Looseworld Productions,

Silent Film Music Competition, NYC

2009               Appeared with Emanuel and the Fear, Fearless Music, Fox TV

2008               Appearance with Ravens and Chimes, Fearless Music, Fox TV

Fearless Music, Fox TV (national air dates)

2004               Adele Myers and Dancers, Marimba Score, Merce Cunningham Dance Studio, NYC

2002               Essentially Ellington Jazz Competition


Related Professional Experience

Composer, Engineer, Music Librarian, TV Film & Commercial Music Recording

Mixing, mastering, editing, session copyist, transcription

2008 - 2011         Company X

2011 - 2013          Goodpenny  


Composer Information

Brittany Anjou, SESAC Writer

Brittany Anjou Music, SESAC Publishing Company

Kings County Business Certificate, DBA Brittany Anjou Music, Registered January 2008


Language Experience

Fluent – Spanish

Conversational – Esperanto, German, French, Arabic (Levantine/Gulf)