This is a past event.

Destiny Muhammad 

When: Sat., June 21, 8 p.m. 2014
Price: $12-$15
As a kid growing up in Southern California, Destiny Muhammad was inspired to play the harp after watching Harpo Marx on TV, though Dorothy Ashby, who had emerged in the 1950s as the most prominent and accomplished harpist in the history of jazz, eventually became her heroine. Also in the ’50s, Count Basie saxophonist Frank Wess was among the first players to popularize the use of flute in jazz, and in 1958, he recorded two albums — Hip Harp and In a Minor Groove — with Ashby for the Prestige and New Jazz labels. On Saturday, Muhammad and flutist Melvin Butts, with bassist Ken Noriyuki Okada and drummer Leon Joyce Jr., will pay tribute to the two late musicians at Musically Minded Academy (5776 Broadway, Oakland) in a concert titled “On the Corner of Wess and Ashby.”
— Lee Hildebrand


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.




Submit an event

Popular Events

  • Art/Act: Youth Closing Reception (Art Galleries)

  • Eclipse 2017: Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi Presents Eclipse 2017: (Public Interest)

  • John Rybak + Lisa Graciano @ Off The Grid Alameda (Blues, Folk, & Country)

© 2017 East Bay Express    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation