Destiny Muhammad, Darren Johnston, Giulio Xavier: Jazz Harp, Trumpet & Bass

Destiny Muhammad, Darren Johnston, Giulio Xavier: Jazz Harp, Trumpet & Bass
Friday, December 1 @ 7:30PM
The Poppy is proud to present the inaugural collaboration between jazz harpist Destiny Muhammad, trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston, and bassist Giulio Xavier, three longtime contributors to the Bay Area music scene. Expect fresh takes on jazz standards, some premieres of original music, and selected covers from around the globe.   FEATURING: Destiny Muhammad - harp, vocals Darren Johnston - trumpet, vocals Giulio Xavier - bass   ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Performer, bandleader, pr...
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Primary Colors: Harp, Saxophone & Percussion Trio

Primary Colors: Harp, Saxophone & Percussion Trio
Thursday, October 12 @ 7:30PM
Blending elements from their own musical upbringings with influences from Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries, Los Angeles-based Primary Colors focuses on original compositions and arrangements. At their first Red Poppy show, expect to hear selections from their upcoming debut album. Featuring: Liza Wallace - harp, vocals Josh Johnson - saxophone Ryan Knudsen - percussion Josh Johnson is an alto/soprano saxophonist and composer recognized for his unique sound an...
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Amelia Romano: “New Perspectives” Album Release

AmeliaRomano
Performing arrangements as dynamic and diverse as Bach and blues to Mexican boleros, Amelia Romano combines Latin rhythms and personal lyrics to produce an intimate and energizing musical experience. With her signature blue electric lever harp, she experiments with various rhythms, tones and textures that demand the listener to re-think the lever harp's role in today's music. Amelia Romano takes the path less traveled. A composer and arranger, she draws on life experience and inspiration to i...
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Big Strings, Small World: Strings Without Borders – ft. Maria Cleary, Diana Rowan, Winnie Wong & Colm Ó Riain

BigStrings
A Welsh harp, an Irish harp, a guzheng and a violin. Four string virtuosos with their hands and feet in multiple worlds come together for an evening of musical exchange. Drawing threads and strings from a rich tapestry of histories and geographies – Chinese, Irish, period, classical, jazz, blues, Middle Eastern, Balkan – Maria Cleary, Diana Rowan, Winnie Wong and Colm Ó Riain, all expert improvisers in their fields, explore our world through music. Featuring: Colm Ó Riain - violin Winnie Wo...
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Laura Klein and Destiny Muhammad – A Piano/Harp Encounter: From Celtic to Coltrane and Beyond

Laura Destiny
The sound sculptress Destiny Muhammad and lyrically creative pianist/composer Laura Klein combine their formidable talents in concert for the first time. Together they'll explore an enchanting musical terrain ranging from modal jazz to Celtic music. Destiny Muhammad is a recording/performing artist in the singer-songwriter tradition with jazz and storytelling to round out the sonic experience. She has performed in Yoshi's 'Women in Jazz' Series, Oakland East Bay Symphony, and with great art...
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