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.
Shay Salhov, an Israeli born saxophonist,
received his B.M. from Berklee College of Music in 2002 and his M.M.
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
Multi-reedist (tenor saxophone, oboe and English
horn) and composer Matt Renzi has been performing
professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz festivals
and music venues worldwide.
He holds a Bachelor’s in Music (Performance) from the Berklee
College of Music and Master’s in Arts (Classical Composition)
from San Francisco State University. Some of his teachers include Joe
Henderson and South Indian Vocalist R.A. Ramamani.
Matt can be heard on a variety of recordings including the award
winning “Lines and Ballads” (Fresh Sound Records)
as well as his latest release entitled “Lunch
Special” (Three P’s Records).
Matt has performed and recorded with Marc Johnson, Michael Formanek,
Eddie Marshall, Herbie Lewis, Ben Monder, Eberhard Weber, Bob Moses,
Ralph Alessi, Bobo Stenson, and
the Berlin Philharmanic Quintet.
He appeared previously at Chez Hanny with Eddie Marshall, David
Ambrosio/Russ Meissner, Shoebox Orchestra, the Matt
Renzi Trio, the Matt Renzi Cello Quartet, and Matt Renzi "Three Yard
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
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.