Jasmine Low is a harpist from southern Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Music and adventures have continually shaped her life. She started playing piano at age 6 and then took up the harp at age 15. A deep love and appreciation for music grew out of those early years of practice and performance. In 2000, she and her family moved to Mérida Mexico for a year to learn the language and culture of the Mexican people. While the Mayan ruins, the language, and the local food were memorable, it was the warmth of the Latin American people that captured her heart.
Jasmine pursued university studies in Spanish and Cultural Anthropology, taking a semester of study abroad in Madrid, Spain. In between school work, she joined a harp ensemble, joined a blue grass band called the Lucky Crickets, and duo-ed with Dusty Hulet and his guitar in open mic nights and informal house shows. After graduation in 2010 and again in 2012, she apprenticed with Harp Builder Rick Kemper at his Sligo Harp Shop in Maryland, USA. They built 6 lever harps, one of which she plays. Her music and cultural interests have taken her across the world, throughout Europe and North, Central, and South America.
Currently Jasmine teaches harp to young students in San Francisco in a project called the Mission Harp Ensemble (MHE). The idea was started by local harpist Diana Stork to share the instrument and its rich Latin American tradition with youth in this widely Latin American neighborhood. During the week Jasmine studies music theory, Latin American music, Music of the Middle East, and Brazilian Music at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about building and strengthening community amongst people of different backgrounds and cultures.