MIT Wind Ensemble: "Awakening" I
MIT Wind Ensemble playing Jamshied Sharifi's "Awakening"
Movement I: Maghreb / Bouazizi / The Uprisings
World Premier: Kresge Hall, Saturday, Mar. 17, 2012
Jamshied Sharifi is a New York-based composer, producer, and keyboardist. He has composed and conducted the scores for the feature films Harriet The Spy, Down To Earth, Clockstoppers, Muppets From Space, Footsteps in Africa, Tracks, and has written music for many other films and television shows. As a producer, arranger, and keyboardist, he has recorded and/or performed with Paula Cole, Ray Charles, Dream Theater, Laurie Anderson, Hassan Hakmoun, Yungchen Lhamo, and many others. His world-inspired debut CD, A Prayer For The Soul Of Layla, was named ‘Best World Album’ by New Age Voice magazine, and ‘Best Album of the Year’ by critic and radio host John Diliberto. His most recent CD, entitled One, was released in 2008. Jamshied attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging.
In January 2009, Jamshied served as an arranger on the Inaugural Concert “We Are One” for President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial.
Jamshied has performed at many prestigious venues throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall in New York, the Hollywood Bowl and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Opera Theater in Sydney, Cité de la Musique in Paris, and Svetlanovsky Hall in Moscow.