Monika Herzig Quartet featuring Destiny Muhammad

Monika Herzig Quartet featuring Destiny Muhammad

Destiny Muhammad (harp, vocals) and Monika Herzig (piano) celebrate Jazz Women with:

Amanda Gardier - saxophone
Crystal Rebone - bass
Cami Mennitte-Pereyra - drums

Celebrating Black History Month and Women's History Month, Oakland, CA harpist/composer/vocalist Destiny Muhammad and pianist/composer Monika Herzig will lead an all-female ensemble featuring music by Dorothy Ashby, Alice Coltrane, Carla Bley, and more.

About Monika Herzig:
Awarded the prestigious Jazz Journalist Association’s “JAZZ HERO” award for the city of Bloomington in 2015, Monika also won the Down Beat Magazine Award, Best Original Song (1994) and has received grants from the NEA, the Indiana Arts Commission and MEIEA, among others. As a Doctor of Music Education at Indiana University, she serves as a Senior Lecturer in Arts Management and has also authored two critically praised books, Dr. David Baker – A Legacy in Music, foreword by Quincy Jones (IU Press 2011) and Experiencing Chick Corea – A Listener’s Companion (Rowman & Littlefield 2017), praised by Wolfgang Knauer at Jazzinstitut Darmstadt, “Herzig manages a perfect balance of musical analysis and context for the chosen recordings as well as Chick Corea’s career…easy to read, well-organized and motivates – which is still the highest achievement for music literature – for repeated listening.”
Her 2018 Sheroes on Whaling City Sound was listed as one of the best albums of 2018 in DownBeat Magazine and #31 on the year-end JazzWeek charts. It features first-call band leaders from NYC Leni Stern, Jamie Baum, Ingrid Jensen, Ada Rovatti, Mayra Casales, Jennifer VIncent, Rosa Avila, and Reut Regev.

Destiny Muhammad is a Recording/ Performing Artist | Band Leader | Composer & Producer based in Oakland, CA. Her genre ˜Celtic to Coltrane”™ is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.

Destiny has opened for The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Smooth Jazz Artist Gerald Albright, shared the stage with Jazz Masters Marcus Shelby, Omar Sosa, Blue Note Artist Ambrose Akisemuire, and Azar Lawrence to name a few. She has headlined for 'Women in Jazz' Concert series, the AfroSolo/ Yerba Buena Gardens Concert Festival Series, Sunday’s in the Redwoods Concert series and Fest Sundiata and SOLDOUT shows at SFJAZZ Center in her Tribute to Jazz Legend Alice Coltrane’s Signature Album ‘Journey in Satchitdananda’.



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