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Destiny Muhammad Trio with Special Guest Teodross Avery

Destiny Muhammad Trio with Special Guest Teodross Avery

October 14 @ 8:00 pm 10:30 pm

4321 Degnan Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008 United States
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The Destimy Muhammad Trio

Destiny Muhammad – harp
Leon Joyce Jr – drums
Chico Lopez – bass

Special Guests
Teodross Avery – sax

Renowned composer James Newton will conduct a Q&A with Destiny Muhammad at 9pm

“Destiny Muhammad is a masterful, exploratory musician that builds on the legacy of pioneering Jazz Harpist like Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. ”

SF Jazz

With an outstanding pedigree, both professionally and academically, Teo is a young saxophonist to watch, as evidenced by many of today’s biggest names in music relying on his wide musical reach.

Jordan VanHemert

Destiny Muhammad

Destiny Muhammad is a Recording/Performing Artist/Band Leader/Composer & Producer. Her genre “Celtic to Coltrane” 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, SF Symphony SOUNDBOX Series, shared the stage with Jazz Masters Denise Perrier, Omar Sosa, and Blue Note Artist Ambrose Akinmusire, to name a few.

Destiny is Governor Emeritus and Educational Chair Emeritus of the Recording Academy, ASCAP Songwriter Awardee, SFJAZZ Teaching Artist, Bay Area Jazz and Blues Award Winner (BAJABA) and a California Arts Council Legacy Fellow.


Teodross Avery

Teodross received a Doctorate in Jazz Studies (DMA) from the University of Southern California (2016), he holds a Masters degree in Music from the prestigious Steinhardt School of Education at New York University (2006). He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including The Sony Innovator Award (1992), The National Foundation for The Advancement in The Arts’ Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship (1992), and The NAACP ACT-SO Award (1991).

Since 2017, Dr. Teodross Avery has been the head of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at the California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH).

As a session saxophonist, Teodross has collaborated with a number of award- winning artists on their productions, including Amy Winehouse – Frank (Island Records) 2004 Gold Record; G-Unit All Stars (Shady/Aftermath Records) 2004 3X Platinum; Joss Stone – Mind, Body, & Soul (EMI) 2004 2X Platinum; Talib Kweli – Quality (Rawkus Records) 2002 Gold Record; Talib Kweli – Reflection Eternal (Rawkus Records) 2000 Gold Record; Dee Dee Bridgewater – Dear Ella (Verve Records) 2X Grammy Winner 1997.