Taimoor Band
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2009 - Eastern Sweet - Taimoor Band
1994 - Sounds of Latin American Guitar - Solo Classical Guitar



From playing on the streets to working in small groups in clubs and restaurants to leading his own band in Europe and US, guitarist, Taimoor Saeedi continues to establish himself in the music scene. He has made numerous appearances at top venues such as Joseph Meyerhouf Hall, Strathmore Hall, Smithsonian Arts Museum, DC International Film Festival and Dusseldorf jazz rally to name a few.

His 2009 CD "Eastern Sweet", featuring original compositions for trio and quintet, has been well received by the music community and it has been aired on Jazz radio stations in the US as well as abroad. He released his first album, "Sounds of Latin American Guitar", in 1994 featuring solo classical guitar and as a recording artist, has appeared on recordings by other artists including "Kindred spirits".

As a professional guitarist, Taimoor works with some of Washington's finest musicians in a number of different projects. His music draws on a broad range of experiences - jazz and Persian music, classical and folk techniques, acoustic and electric instruments blend in his own compositions and some unexpected covers.

Born in Iran, Taimoor received his first few guitar lessons at the age of 13. He then gradually taught himself the basics and continued to learn and play rock and pop.

His formal training began at Northern Virginia Community College where he studied with classical guitarist Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and sat in Herb Smith's jazz ensemble classes. At George Mason University, while enrolled in the music program, he studied classical guitar with Jeffrey Meyerriecks and on the side took lessons from jazz guitarist Paul Bollenback. Taimoor split his musical
attentions between classical on the nylon stringed guitar and jazz on the electric.

Taimoor began to play more and more jazz and settled on music for his career. He played his first gig in 1988 and began teaching privately. He sat in on jam sessions around Washington before heading north - to Boston. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music, one of the world's most prestigious music schools, where he studied guitar with Mick Goodrick and composition with Jimmy Guiffre. He graduated with an Artist Diploma in Jazz Performance.

In 1996, he moved to Europe where he played as a street musician before putting a band together. The trio gained modest success performing at clubs in Spain and Germany.

He returned to the US in 2000 and settled into playing and teaching and focused on his music. Currently he lives in DC and performs regularly in and around the DC area and teaches guitar at Northern Virginia Community College as well as privately.