PACSA proudly presents:
Maryama Band Live at USC
DESCRIPTION: A nostalgic night featuring Jazz-pop and Soul arrangements of Persian songs you have always loved and original fusion songs by Maryama Band.
ADMISSION: Free but RSVP is ABSOLUTLEY REQUIRED to attend so please make sure to reserve your seats before they are gone.
To RSVP: Register for your FREE tickets using the link mentioned above.
**A valid government issued photo ID is required to enter**
Doors open at 7:30. One free drink ticket will be given to the 70 people who check-in first at the venue. You have to be 21 and over to drink.
Maryam Mirbagheri - Vocal, Guitar, Setar, and effects
Julian Karahalios - Bass
Marcelo Bucater - Drums
Michael Olinger - World Percussion
Maleke Clemmons - Piano
Abby Lyons - Back Vocals
Elsa Lund - Back Vocals
Maryam Mirbagheri aka "Maryama" is an Iranian American composer/performer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in the middle east to an art loving family, Maryam was surrounded by great music from early childhood. Growing up she studied electric guitar with underground music rock stars Ardavan Anzabipour and Homayoun Majdzadeh. She holds two Associate Degrees in Jazz Voice and Music Composition from ARC where she studied with one of her biggest inspirations, Dr. Joe Gilman. Mentored by Maestros Houman Pourmehdi, Pirayeh Pourafar and Ulrich Krieger(lou reed), she is currently studying in California Institute of the Arts on a scholarship basis and working towards her BFA in Music Composition/Film Score concentration. Maryam has performed in prestigious international music festivals such as Fajr International Music Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival (student) and have competed and placed in competitions such as Iranian International Youth Competition: Music Composition category (semi-finalist) and Music Association of California Community Colleges Composition Competition (2nd place in state of California) . She has won a Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble and have composed pieces for prestigious groups such as Vox Musica Vocal Ensemble. Maryam's musical style is derived from a fusion of jazz, persian and classical music and inspired by endless number of artists. She is currently working on her first album with her newly formed "Maryama Band" as well as new instrumental music.
The Maryama Band showcases an interesting fusion of genres. The band's sound is a combination of soul/jazz/rock with a spice of Persia and The Middle East and is currently featuring Mirbagheri's original music.
This event was made possible with the generous support of Farhang Foundation(farhang.org) and USC Graduate Student Government.