Zeena Parkins

New York, NY, USA

Zeena Parkins (born in 1956, Detroit, Michigan, United States) is a harpist active in rock music, free improvisation and jazz. Parkins plays standard harps, as well as a custom-made electric harp. In addition to her solo recordings, she has recorded or performed with Björk, John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Ikue Mori, Butch Morris, Tin Hat Trio, Jim O’Rourke, Fred Frith, Lee Ranaldo, Nels Cline, Pauline Oliveros, and others. She has also worked with choreographers including Neil Greenberg, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh, Jennifer Lacey, and video artist Janene Higgins.