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Faculty

Bamdad Khoshghadami

Assistant for Jazz Theory

Qualifications

  • 2021 – Master of Arts in Music Education (MA-ME); Major: Composition & Music Theory at JAM Music Lab University, Graduated with distinction
  • 2018 – Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA-M); Major: Composition & Music Theory at JAM Music Lab University, Graduated with distinction
  • 2010 – Bachelor in Industrial Design; Faculty of Art and Architecture at Azad University (Tehran)

Education (extract)

  • 2020 – Workshop with Chris Crenshaw and Dan Nimmer from"Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra".
  • 2019 – Workshop  with Johannes Vogel: „From Scratch to the Mock-Up” 
  • 2018 – Workshop with Michael Abene.
  • 2018 – Master Class with Hans Zimmer ('FUMU Vienna' at MDW)
  • 2018 – Workshop with Achim Tang: „Aesthetic methodological and conceptual aspects of artistically inspired music education“.
  • 2017 –  Workshop bei John Beasley: “Re-imagining Thelonious Monk’s Compositions”.
  • 2017 –  Workshop with Gernot Wolfgang: “Orchestration in Hollywood - The Workflow”.
  • 2017 –  Workshop with Bill Dobbins: “100 Years of Thelonious Monk”.
  • 2015 –   Workshop with Don Menza

Work Experience

  • Since 2020 – at JAM Music Lab University.
  • Since 2014 – Multiple Workshops in Iran regarding Jazz Theory
  • 2006 - 2013  – Lessons at music schools in Teheran

Concerts & Performances (extract)

  • 2021 Performance with "BAMDAD XOSH & HIS BIG 'undersized' BAND" (Vienna)
  • 2020 - Iranian-Austrian music project (hybrid concert): involved as arranger and supervisor of the Austrian team
  • 2018 - Some big band premiere concerts (Vienna).

Discography & Publications

  • 2021 Analysis of syncopation in jazz using MTRQS: Metrical Tension and Release Quantification System (Master's thesis)
  • 2019 - "The Basic Theory and Harmonics of Jazz" (Naghshe-Jahan Publishing House): the first jazz theory book written in Persian.
  • 2019 - "Unwritten by Herb Pomeroy - some advanced tonal techniques in jazz": article in the 176th issue of the Persian professional journal "Art of Music".

Various music publications under the artist name "Bamdad Xosh" (excerpt):

  • 2021 - Elegy for Unsung Lullabies
  • 2020 - Schubert's Serenade (Jazzy Version)
  • 2020 - The Gloomy Dusk
  • 2020 - Being Liberated
  • 2016 - Her Laughing Eyes