Jalil Shahnaz

Jalil Shahnaz
Background information
Born (1921-05-22)22 May 1921
Isfahan, Persia (Iran)
Died 17 June 2013(2013-06-17) (aged 92)
Tehran, Iran
Genres Persian classical music
Occupations Professional musician
Notable instruments
tar

Jalil Shahnaz (Persian: جلیل شهناز) was one of the greatest maestros of Persian classical music and the soloists of tar.[1]

Biography

Jalili Shahnaz was born in 1921 in Isfahan, Persia (Iran). Shahnaz studied under the supervision of Abdolhossein Shahnazi and Hossein Shahnaz and befriended ney player Hassan Kassai.[2]

According to the book "Persian Musicians" by Pejman Akbarzadeh: "Shahnaz started his activities in 1949 at Radio Isfahan and in 1957 he was invited to cooperate with Radio Tehran. In the capital he worked as a soloist at Golha program and also later he was quite active at Persian music programs of Shiraz/Persepolis Arts Festival. Shahnaz in in late 1980s became a member of "Persian Music Maestros Ensemble". The ensemble performed various concerts inside and outside of Persia."[3]

Persian classical vocalist Shajarian named his most recent musical group "Shahnaz" in honor of Masetro Shahnaz.[4]

Jalil Shahnaz died in Tehran on 17 June 2013.

Works

  • "Atr Afshan" (tar solo, accompanied by Mohammad Esmaeili, tombak).
  • "Zaban-e tar" (tar solo, accompanied by Jahangir Malek, tombak).
  • "15 Pieces for Tar & Setar" (transcribed by Houshang Zarif). Soroud Publications, Tehran, 2000.

See also

References

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