The Piano is a Kawai KG-5, 6 foot 8 inch semi concert grand. Built during the golden age of Japanese piano building and it was chosen for its clear and articulate voice that is extremely well suited for Jazz, Contemporary, and certain types of Classical piano music. It has very responsive action and a cohesive/full bodied sound.
Fortunate to have the mechanical maintenance of the piano performed by James Nicoloro of www.eastcambridgepiano.com. James has been a Top demand piano technician in Boston and New England for many years and a fine musician as well.
Recording with The Bijan Taghavi Trio
Hope you enjoy a sample video of the Bijan Taghavi Quartet featuring John Koh on Bass and Samuel Buldoc on drums. It is an original composition.
Engineer: George Trksak
Videography: Matthew Chang
This coming December will be Bijan Taghavi's first tour to Japan. Bijan Taghavi is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator currently based in New York, NY. Well-versed in many styles, Bijan has performed with jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano, Grammy Latin artist Nestor Torres, Metropolitan Opera Singer Eric Jordan, and as a soloist with the South Coast Symphony. A recipient of the Presser Foundation Scholarship, Bijan currently attends the Manhattan School of Music and has studied with Fred Hersch and Phil Markowitz. Bijan remains active performing with various groups and leading his own Trio, recently having performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Blue Note Amsterdam, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Apollo Theatre.
For more info on Bijan, please visit his website at: http://www.bijantaghavi.com
The tour will be featuring the Bijan Taghavi Trio, with John Koh on bass and Shogo Hamada on drums. They will cover four cities: Chiba, Sendai, Aomori, and Tokyo.
The Piano Suite was developed to provide a natural acoustic environment for Piano Solo, Duets, Trios, and up to 5 or 6 musicians.
In Addition to top flight equipment/instruments, by far the most significant investment has been the acoustics and sound treatment. The comprehensive sound treatment provides isolation and controlled environment for piano recordings. It is a unique design/implementation in that NONE of the acoustics are permanent or anchored to the walls or ceiling. The floor, walls, and ceiling are free standing and spot diffusion and refraction allows for balancing the liveliness of the room.
The result is a musical environment that is comfortable, intimate, and conducive to creativity and musical interaction.