KCRW’s Private Playlist: Qur’an Shaheed

KCRW’s Private Playlist is a listening session with Southern California’s most notable musical figures in their private creative environments. Pasadena’s Qur’an Shaheed was born into musical greatness: her father Nolan Shaheed is a trumpeter and cornetist who has recorded with Earth, Wind & Fire, and Buddy Collette, while her mother Sharon is a jazz pianist. But Qur’an’s musical resume is formidable in its own right: she’s collaborated with Jimetta Rose, Ktown Oddity, and the Pan Afrikan People’s Arkestra (alongside her father). She recorded her debut EP, 2020’s “Process,” in collaboration with LA underground stalwarts Human Error Club and Black Nile.