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A Musical collaboration between the Iranian artist Katayoun Goudarzi, Tim Ries of the Rolling Stones, Kevin Heys, and Sato Takeishi in NYC

Monday, January 12, 2009 (10:30-12:00 am)
Location: 183 West 10th at 7th Ave, New York City

Katayoun Goudarzi

A versatile and thoughtful saxophonist and composer, Tim Ries has collaborated with such jazz artists as Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Al Foster, John Patitucci, Dave Liebman, Danilo Perez, Maynard Ferguson, Red Garland, Badal Roy, Maria Schneider and Donald Byrd. A Verve release with The Joe Henderson Big Band won a Grammy Award. Having just returned from a second world tour with the Rolling Stones playing saxophone, keyboard and organ, his other recording and performance credits include work with such diverse talents as Donald Fagen, Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, Stevie Wonder, Incognito, Blood Sweat & Tears, Bob Belden and David Lee Roth. Tim Ries's new release is "The Rolling Stones Project"

Katayoun Goudarzi's distinctive melodic style of recitation blends an emotive rendition of the poetry with meticulous attention to the linguistic and lyrical integrity of the piece.  Her accurate style is the result of decades of study and the fruits of this labor are evident in her writings and albums. Her albums include "Delbar" with the master of Indian Sitar Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan and Abhiman Kaushal (to be released in 2009), "Shams" with Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan, Imamyar Hasanov and Abhiman Kaushal, "Hayran" with Imamyar Hasanov and, "Rooz O Shab, Poetry of Rumi" with Reza Derakhshani.  In 2006 she published her first book, "Eshgh o Vahdat" an annotated selection of Rumi's ghazals.

Jazz Pianist and composer Kevin Hays has now recorded nearly a dozen CD's as a leader including 3 critically acclaimed recordings for Blue Note Records : His 'Seventh Sense' CD was recognized as one of the 'Top 40 Jazz Releases of the Year' by Musician Magazine and praised by The New York Times. His trio recording for that label which featured Jazz legends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette was awarded 4 stars in DownBeat Magazine.

Over the past 10 years, Kevin has performed extensively with his Trio which includes bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Bill Stewart. He also records and tours frequently with his group Sangha Quartet, which features tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake.

Satoshi Takeishi, drummer, percussionist, and arranger is a native of Mito Japan. He studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee he developed an interest in the music of South America and went to live in Colombia following the invitation of a friend. He spent four years there and forged many musical and personal relationships. One of the projects he worked on while in Colombia was "Macumbia" with composer/arranger Francisco Zumaque in which traditional, jazz and classical music were combined. With this group he performed with the Bogota symphony orchestra to do a series of concerts honoring the music of the most popular composer in Colombia, Lucho Bermudes. In 1986 he returned to the U.S. in Miami where he began work as an arranger. In 1987 he produced "Morning Ride" for jazz flutist Nestor Torres on Polygram Records. His interest expanded to the rhythms and melodies of the Middle East where he studied and performed with Armenian-American oud master Joe Zeytoonian. Since moving to New York in 1991 he has performed and recorded with many musicians such as Ray Barretto, Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Eddie Gomez, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Anthony Braxton, Mark Murphy, Herbie Mann, Paul Winter Consort, Rabih Abu Khalil, Toshiko Akiyoshi Big Band, Erik Friedlander and Pablo Ziegler to name a few. He continues to explore multi-cultural, electronics and improvisational music with local musicians and composers in New York.

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