"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 City as well as in the Midwest. 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 in 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 very involved as an educator for JazzPianoSchool.com having written over twenty articles and produced instructional videos for their Artist Highlight and Gig Analysis series’. A recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship, Bijan is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and has studied with Phil Markowitz and Fred Hersch. Currently, he is completing a Graduate Assistantship at Michigan State University where he teaches classes and works with private students. www.BijanJazz.com