Hashem Assadullahi is a saxophonist who loves to make music. He recieved a BM in music education from the University of Texas at Arlington and a MM in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon. Currently residing in Astoria, NY Hashem leads several projects and plays as a sideman in various ensembles based in both NYC and on the West Coast, performing music ranging from the big band repertoire of the swing era, to straight-ahead styles, to contemporary projects. In recent years he has had the privilege to perform with Ron Miles, Ben Monder, Rich Perry, Mark Ferber, Wayne Horvitz, Tatsuya Nakatani, and Motown’s The Platters. In addition to his own release, “The Strange Neighbor” (8bells, 014), he has had the opportunity to record with several ensembles, appearing on the albums “Live at Jo Fed’s” with the Poisonous Birds (June 2008), “The Turning Point” with the Douglas Detrick Quintet (8bells, 015), as well as ”Walking Across”(8bells,016), and “Rivers Music”(Origin Records, pending release) with the Anywhen Ensemble. Hashem’s newest recording project featuring his sextet, “Pieces”, is currently in post production. In addition to performing, Hashem has a deep passion for teaching and sharing the gift of music with students of all ages. He has held positions teaching music courses and directed numerous ensembles at various institutions including Mahidol University in Salaya, Thailand, Lane Community College, and the University of Oregon. Additionally, Hashem has been a guest clinician and adjudicator at middle schools, high schools, universities, and community learning centers across the world including Oregon, Montana, California, Washington, Texas, British Columbia, Thailand and Malaysia.
Mr.Hashem Assadullahi has joined the faculty of The Piano School of NYC in 2012