Modirzadeh playing the saxophone; photographer: Walter Wagner

Hafez Modirzadeh

Creative/World Music
Location: Creative Arts Building, Room 143

Office Hours:

Wednesdays 9 AM - 11 AM (Zoom)

Fridays 1 PM - 3 PM (CA0143) 

Hafez Modirzadeh (Ph.D., 1992) focuses on creative and cross-cultural music, as well as jazz and ethnomusicology. Both an NEA Jazz Fellow and Senior Fulbright Scholar, his Grammy-nominated work on saxophones can be heard on Pi Recordings, while his published research can be found in Black Music Research, Leonardo, Critical Studies in Improvisation, and Popular Music Studies. Composition grants include the MAPfund and Copeland, while other faculty positions include BANFF (Canada) and the California Jazz Conservatory.

Focus: Music, Jazz, Ethnomusicology, Chromodal Theory, Creative Music Studies


Hefez Modirzadeh's Professional Website