Hafez Modirzadeh Saxophonist/theorist Hafez Modirzadeh has performed, recorded, published and lectured internationally on original cross-cultural musical concepts which include "Convergence Liberation" (in Critical Studies in Improvisation, 2011), "Compost Music” (in Leonardo, 2009), "Aural Archetypes” (in Black Music Research, 2001), as well as “Chromodality” (for Wesleyan University, 1992). Twice an NEA Jazz Fellow, in 2006, Dr. Modirzadeh was granted a Senior Fulbright Award to work with Flamenco and Gnawan traditions in Andalucia and Morocco, and is currently a Professor of World Cultures in Music at San Francisco State University.

His 2012 release, "Post-Chromodal Out!" is available on Pi Records: http://pirecordings.com/artist/Hafez_Modirzadeh

A statistical bio of Modirzadeh up to 2004 can be found on-line at the Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians (compiled by Lewis Porter):    


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