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Mark Dresser and Diane Moser in a rare Bay Area appearance with Hafez Modirzadeh and Vijay Anderson!
Hafez Modirzadeh – saxophones
Mark Dresser – bass
Diane Moser – piano
Vijay Anderson – drums
Mark Dresser is a Grammy-nominated, internationally renowned bass player, improviser, composer, and interdisciplinary collaborator.
Diane Moser has been a featured performer and composer throughout the U.S. with jazz ensembles, big bands, orchestras, chamber music ensembles, dance companies, and theater companies.
Saxophonist/theorist Hafez Modirzadeh has performed, recorded, published and lectured internationally on original cross-cultural musical concepts.
Vijay Anderson is a freelance drummer, bandleader, composer, and teacher who lives and works in Oakland, California.
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