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Jazz: Qur’an Shaheed

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Wednesday February 09, 2022
  • King’s Highway Patio | Ace Hotel Palm Springs

A live, open-air jazz and dinner series.

Meet us outside under the pepper tree every Wednesday 7.30–9.30pm for a night of auditory bliss, paired with a menu of delights from the kitchen.

Reservations highly recommended — you can make them online.

This week’s performance: Qur’an Shaheed

Qur’an Shaheed is a pianist, poet, singer and songwriter based in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA. She has been playing piano since the age of four, trained extensively in jazz, classical and contemporary music through the expertise of her mother Sharon Shaheed and grandmother Monique Simpson. Since 2012 she has been developing her practice as a songwriter alongside her solo piano and ensemble work. She released the album Process, with producer Jesse Justice and Preference Records, in 2020 and regularly performs in and around Los Angeles. Her sound is innovative, highly personal and experimental, incorporating elements of improvisation as well as neo-classical and neo-soul techniques. Shaheed often collaborates with others and has worked with Koreatown Oddity, filmmaker Vashni Korin and the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra (of which her father Nolan Shaheed is also a member). She is the keyboardist for Jimetta Rose’s gospel choir The Voices of Creation. In 2020 she paired up with Chloe Scallion for dublab + Femmebit’s The Art of Performance program, was interviewed by KCRW for their Private Playlist series and featured in a special mixtape project by waltz for Gucci Shibuya Parco in Tokyo. Shaheed is also engaged in composing for moving image and film scoring, particularly drawn to projects that reflect on society, history and unifying acts.

This event is free and open to all.

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