June 2, 2011
The Tehran Project: Amiri & Moody
The Tehran Project an ensemble celebrated for its distinctive and virtuosic style that fuses the depth of Persian classical music with elements of Jazz, Indian, Flamenco, electronic and western classical music.
They will be performing at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, on Wednesday, June 8, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
The Tehran Project is "…a generation of musicians who respect the past, but also realize that all forms of classical music were originally created as the result of innovation - and who live to push their own music as far as possible." (Calgary Folk Festival Guide)
Classically trained, Amiri (Canada/Iran) and Moody (Canada) met in 2010.
Balancing tradition and originality, The Tehran Project has gained international recognition for its contributions to the world music scene, collaborating with distinguished musicians such as Hugh Fraser, John Stetch, and Edgar Meyer.
The Tehran Project has been featured at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Alberta Scene Festival, Edmonton Jazz Festival, Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, Suoni Per Il Popolo Festival, Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, C-Jazz Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival, Festival du Monde d’Arabe, and has appeared on CKUA and CBC Radio.