Welcome to the official website of Carolyn Brandy. Over the last 35 years, Carolyn Brandy has become a legendary SF Bay Area percussionist, educator and cultural worker. She has been visionary in her quest to bring women into the world of percussion and drumming, and is one of the foremothers of the current Movement of Women Drummers and the non-profit organization Women Drummers International.

She was a co-founder of the Jazz Quintet Alive! Founded Sistah Boom, and she is the co-creator of Born To Drum Women’s Camp for Women Drummers.

Carolyn has been an educator in public schools, in the prisons, for camps and workshops all over the country. Carolyn has traveled and studied extensively in her adopted country, Cuba, and has organized many Drum and Dance Tours that have traveled the length of the island.