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"He is easily able to adapt to any musical setting."
(Brett Ecklund, KX 93.5 FM Jazz Quest Radio Host)
Composer-pianist Bijan Taghavi, from California, performs and teaches in New York and Michigan. As a leader, the Bijan Taghavi Trio toured Japan in December 2018 and he has played with Dick Oatts, Rich Perry, and Jay Anderson as part of his Duo Series at the National Arts Club NYC. Bijan has also collaborated with jazz luminaries Joe Lovano, Ulysses Owens Jr., Ron Carter, Randy Napoleon, Kiyoshi Kitagawa, Stefon Harris, and Rodney Whitaker.
Bijan is an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Piano at Hillsdale College and teaches privately online via his unique Personal Video Correspondence Lessons. Bijan has taught classes in jazz piano and improvisation at Michigan State University and is also an educator for JazzPianoSchool.com. A recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship, Bijan is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and Michigan State University; he has studied with Phil Markowitz, Fred Hersch, Garry Dial and Xavier Davis.