Harpist Composer Teaching Artist Performing Artist Curator
Harpist from the Hood
From HOOD to HARP the Evolution of a Harp Diva
Does the DREAM go away? Is it delayed to helped one grow into it?
Meet the Speaker:
Destiny Muhammad is a Recording/ Performing Artist | Band Leader | Composer & Producer. Her genre â€˜Celtic to Coltraneâ€™ is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.
Destiny has curated concerts for Grace Cathedral Christmas Concert Series, SFJAZZ Tribute to Jazz Harp Legend
Alice Coltrane, S F Symphony SOUNDBOX Series featured guest for GRAMMY Winner Kanye West ‘Sunday Service’, shared the stage with Jazz Masters Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, and Blue Note Artist Ambrose Akisemuire, to name a few. She has headlined The Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Butchertown Jazz Fest and Fest Sundiata.
Destiny is The Healdsburg Jazz Festival 2022 Artist in Residence a Guest Workshop Presenter for Amatuer Music Network, collaborator with the Santa Cruz Symphony and an Ambassador for the Awesome Orchestra Collective.
Destiny is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, ASCAP
Songwriter Awardee, California Entertainers Music Awards Female Jazz Artist of the Year Winner, SFJAZZ Teaching Artist, Bay Area Jazz and Blues Award Winner (BAJABA) and a California Arts Council Legacy Fellow.
‘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.'