Destiny Muhammad
Destiny Muhammad
Textures, Colors, Tones

Destiny Muhammad

FEB 3-6 | Jazz & Social Justice

Feb 03, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuFeb 3
7:00 PM

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ThuFeb 3
8:30 PM

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JAZZ & SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK · FEB 3-6
A group of visionary Bay Area artists
bring themes of immigration, incarceration and racial inequality into focus during this inspiring week of new works.

ABOUT THIS SHOW
Singer and harpist Destiny Muhammad is a masterful, exploratory musician known for work with Azar Lawrence, Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, and John Santos. Calling the entirety of her musical approach “Celtic to Coltrane,” Muhammad returns with
Textures, Colors, Tones: Sketches in Jazz inspired by Rosie Lee Tompkins — a program dedicated to the legacy of the late Richmond-based African-American improvisational quiltmaker and fabric artist whose work The New York Times called “one of the century’s major artistic accomplishments.” The harpist is joined by a superb band including pianist Tammy L. Hall, veteran drummer Leon Joyce Jr., koto player Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, and bassist Arturo Chico Lopez.

Leader of the Destiny Muhammad Trio & The Destiny Muhammad Project, Muhammad is the Principle Harpist for the Eddie Gale Inner Peace Orchestra and the Oakland Public Conservatory Orchestra. She is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, Jazz Heritage Center of San Francisco Jazz Ambassador, and an ASCAP Songwriter Awardee. She is an SFJAZZ teaching artist, has participated in the annual Poetry Fesival, and gave a memorable 2016 Hotplate performance honoring Alice Coltrane’s landmark 1971 Impulse! album Journey in Satchidananda.

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The harpist returns with Textures, Colors, Tones: Sketches in Jazz inspired by Rosie Lee Tompkins, dedicated to the late quiltmaker and fabric artist.

When one contemplates the great musicians of Jazz a list of harpists do not immediately come to mind, but that is destined to change with Sound Sculptress, Destiny Muhammad.

San Francisco Examiner

When one contemplates the great musicians of Jazz a list of harpists do not immediately come to mind, but that is destined to change with Sound Sculptress, Destiny Muhammad.

San Francisco Examiner

Personnel

Destiny Muhammad harp, vocals
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto koto
Tammy L. Hall piano
Arthur Chico Lopez bass
Leon Joyce Jr. drums
Marvin K. White, Minister of Celebration, GLIDE Memorial Church, San Francisco spoken word

While certainly inspired by Alice Coltrane, Muhammad brings her own unique touch to the strings, as well as a contemporary melodic style that is exacting, whether she is working solo or accompanied.

DownBeat

Personnel

Destiny Muhammad harp, vocals
Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto koto
Tammy L. Hall piano
Arthur Chico Lopez bass
Leon Joyce Jr. drums
Marvin K. White, Minister of Celebration, GLIDE Memorial Church, San Francisco spoken word

While certainly inspired by Alice Coltrane, Muhammad brings her own unique touch to the strings, as well as a contemporary melodic style that is exacting, whether she is working solo or accompanied.

DownBeat

Watch & Listen

Destiny Muhammad

Walking on Water

Destiny Muhammad

Festival 1

Destiny Muhammad

Walking on Water

Destiny Muhammad

Festival 1

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