Destiny Muhammad, the Harpist from the Hood, brings a reverence for her ancestor jazz harp mothers Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane to the creation of a unique sound and a personal approach to jazz standards, reimagining the past and creating original compositions.
Since picking up the harp in her thirties, she has devoted untold hours to the development of her music. Performing in manifold collaborations, there’s no one like her in contemporary jazz. Her signature genre, “Celtic to Coltrane,” bears that out — cool and eclectic, with a feel of jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.
“Whether interpreting jazz standards or her original tunes, Muhammad turns every piece into a soulful adventure.”
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
“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.”
Denise Sullivan | DownBeat Magazine
“Destiny Muhammad is a masterful, exploratory musician.”
Destiny has opened for the Oakland Symphony, and has performed in concert with such jazz masters as Gerald Albright, Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, Ambrose Akisemuire, Richard Howell and Azar Lawrence. She has headlined the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Oakland’s Sundays in the Redwoods concert series, Seattleâ€™s Festival Sundiata and San Francisco’s Butchertown Jazz Fest. She is the principal harpist for the Eddie Gale Inner Peace Orchestra and performs with the AWESOME Orchestra.
Tonight, Destiny shines on the Bird & Beckett stage in the intimate company of violinist Tarika Lewis and bassist Chico Lopez.
Call the bookshop at 415-586-3733 to reserve a seat, as space is limited.
Reservations must be claimed by showtime.
Doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30 concert.
$20 cash cover charge; proof of vaccination and masks required; BYOB.
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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