Hafez Modirzadeh

Professor of Music
Area of expertise: 

World music


Cross-cultural aspects of jazz

Jazz saxophone

Hafez Modirzadeh is an expert in world music and jazz. An acclaimed saxophonist, Modirzadeh is an expert in ethnomusicology and has continues to develop an interdisciplinary musical approach he calls "Chromodal Discourse." From Tehran to Brown Universities, Chromodal theory has been presented within both musical and scientific academic arenas. Modirzadeh is a fixture on the national and Bay Area music scene and has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D. Ethnomusicology, Wesleyan University
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-0302