Harmonica may be a small musical instrument, but it carries infinite possibilities for creative expression of unique music.
Babak Safarnejad (June 5th, 1985, Tehran,Iran) entered the Music School at the age of 11 and selected Ghanoon (Iranian Instrument) as his professional instrument. He started to learn harmonica based on listening and watching harmonica’s world-class masters when he was 19 years old. The first Harmonica album in Iran (Old Friend) which is categorized in Jazz, Blues, Country, Rock, Gipsy Jazz and Irish folk, is published by him. Some famous international instrument players has contributed in this album. Safarnejad has been working with many Iranian singers, musicians and bands. He also performed pieces for some TV series and movies and composed the original score for the film “Haiti Is Alive”. He founded “Ahil Band” in 2012 based on harmonica working in jazz, blues, rock, funk and fusion genres.Babak Safarnejad started teaching harmonica in 2005 and has educated 1000 students since. He is now professionally teaching 140 students of different ages in his own Harmonica School.
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