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

Destiny Muhammad – Textures, Colors, Tones

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Date(s) - 02/03/2022
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM



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BUY TICKETS – 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.

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 and The Destiny Muhammad Project, Muhammad was/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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