Dahveed Behroozi Quartet


Pianist and composer Dahveed Behroozi (b. 1981) is a NYC based musician who currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. His focus is in jazz, classical, and new music. Dahveed’s playing has been described as, "highly expressive, lyrical and colorful with a phenomenal facility" by many artists and various publications.

In addition to performing and recording as a leader and soloist, Dahveed has performed and recorded with Thomas Morgan, Tyshawn Sorey, Billy Mintz, and Dayna Stephens.

Originally from San Jose, California, Dahveed received his BA degree in Jazz Piano from The Manhattan School of Music in 2002 where he studied under Fred Hersch. He then received his Master’s degree from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where he studied classical and contemporary piano literature under Ursula Oppens.

Dahveed is also an active educator and serves on the faculty of Gavilan College, San Jose State University, and Santa Clara University.

Dahveed was heard here previously with Matt Renzi, and Shay Salhov.

https://www.dahveedbehroozi.com/


Shay Salhov, an Israeli born saxophonist, received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music in 2002 and his M.M. from the Boston Conservatory in 2005. In Boston, Shay studied with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi, and Ken Radnofsky. He performed professionally in the Boston and New York area from 2000 until his relocation to the Santa Cruz area in 2009. Musicians that Shay performed and collaborated with on the East Coast include Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Ziv Ravitz, Avishai Cohen, Ronen Itzik, Sebastian Noelle, Eric McPherson, and Warren Wolf.

Shay currently performs and teaches throughout the Bay Area. He has collaborated with local greats such as John Shifflett, Jason Lewis, John Donaldson, Stan Poplin, The Realistic Orchestra, Jeff Denson, Dahveed Behroozi, Wally Schnalle, and Eddie Mendenhall.

Shay has performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Don Quixote, Moe’s Alley, The Fillmore, Earth Day San Francisco, and many other Bay Area venues.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Shay Salhov Quartet, and Alon Nechushtan.

http://www.shay.salhov.com/


Bassist Zachary Ostroff performed for President Obama and the UN in New York City during COP20, and made his debut performance as a leader at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. He was also featured in the HBO Series Masterclass, performing with Joshua Bell in New York and London.

His summer 2018 performance schedule includes concerts with Scott Amendola in Berkley, with Ibrahim Maalouf and Angelique Kidjo in Vienne, France, with Ibrahim Maalouf and Wynton Marsalis in Marciac, France, and with ​ Taylor Eigsti and Eric Harland at Stanford University.

He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Dan Zemelman.

https://www.zacharyo.com/


Drummer Jason Lewis has played with a variety of talented musicians including: Joshua Breakstone, John Stowell, Gary Burton, James Moody, Mark Murphy, Norma Winstone, Larry Coryell, Darol Anger, Regina Carter, Johnny Frigo, Ann Dyer, James Carter, Taylor Eigsti, John Handy, Anton Schwartz, Mark Levine, Peter Apfelbaum, Cornelius Bumpus, Kurt Elling, and Boz Scaggs.

Jason was heard here previously with Harvey Wainapel, Dave Mac Nab, Dave Scott, Michael Zilber, John Stowell, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Chambers, Kristen Strom, Brad Buethe, Mike Greensill, Shay Salhov, and Shoebox Orchestra.


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