Dahveed Behroozi is a Brooklyn based Pianist and Composer primarily devoted to the independent jazz, classical and rock scenes. Dahveed's playing has been described as highly expressive, lyrical and colorful by numerous publications nationwide. Dahveed recently recorded his first record entitled, Games with the bassist Thomas Morgan and the drummer Tim Bulkley. The record is comprised of all original material and was released in fall, 2012. In addition to performing and recording as a leader and soloist, Dahveed has regularly performed and recorded with groups led by Thomas Morgan, Billy Mintz, Dayna Stephens, Ed Neumeister, Todd Neufeld and Aaron Lington.
Originally from San José, CA, Dahveed received his BA in Jazz Piano from The Manhattan School of Music in 2002 where he studied under Fred Hersch. He then received his Master's from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where he studied classical and contemporary piano literature under Ursula Oppens. He has also had over 10 years of teaching experience, where he has taught a wide variety of students.
Dahveed is currently on the faculty at Mercy College where he teaches music appreciation, music theory classes, and private piano instruction. He also accompanies singers in a wide array of idioms ranging from art songs to The American Songbook, as well as singer/songwriter material. Dahveed plans to continuously perform and record, and also has hopes to pair his original music with film, another strong interest of his.