Destiny Muhammad
Destiny Muhammad
Tribute to Dorothy Ashby & Alice Coltrane

Destiny Muhammad

MAR 9-12 | WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION

Mar 10, 2023
Joe Henderson Lab
FriMar 10
7:00 PM

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FriMar 10
8:30 PM

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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,” she returns with her latest project Jegnas in Flight: In the Energy of Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane

Celebrating the spirits of the great departed harpists and composers, Muhammad honors their lives and music as jegnas, an honorific translated from the Amharic language of Ethiopia as “a brave person who is protector of a culture, the rights of their people and their land. A hero, warrior, soldier, etc.”

 

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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Muhammad, 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.

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

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