Jazz fusion pianist, composer performs Saturday at Elks
Updated as of Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:19 AM
Jazz Fusion pianist and composer Dr. Kaveh Karandish is returning to Prescott for a concert this weekend at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.
The 7 p.m. Saturday concert, a cancer benefit, features music by Karandish as well as by saxophone virtuoso Farzin Farhadi, Maz Karandish and Jason Wieldman and dance by Sonia Ochoa.
Born in 1976 in Shiraz, Iran, Kaveh Karandish started studying the piano and keyboard at an early age, according to a news release from the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.
“At age 17, he was deeply touched by the magical combination of piano, bass and drums of some contemporary recording and music became an important part of his life ever since,” the release states. “After years of classical piano as a teenager and winning numbers of piano competitions, he revealed his love and passion for creating by composing orchestral music with grandiose ambitions.”
His most recent album, “Silent Whispers” was released in 2017 and blends different elements of musical styles with his devotion to his homeland music.
Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $35 for opera box seats and $40 for VIP seating. Tickets are available online at www.prescottelkstheater.com, by calling 928-777-1370 or at the door one hour prior to the performance.
Also a devotee of music, Maz Karandish is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has been studying music from a young age, spending extensive time exploring world music within each of their respective traditions.
“Maz utilizes his voice in addition to about a dozen instruments to bring the various forms of music to life,” the release states. “He is currently most active in exploring the sitar as it is expressed and understood with the Imdad-Khani tradition while maintaining his connection to his roots through Persian classical and folk music.
For more information about Kaveh Karandish, visit www.kavehpiano.com.
The Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center is located at 117 E. Gurley St.