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Aryana Nemati

Aryana Nemati received her Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance/studio music at U.M.K.C. studying with Tim Timmons, Zach Shemon, Dan Thomas, and Bobby Watson. She then earned a Master of Music degree in jazz performance and pedagogy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Her festival performances include the Wakarusa in Mulberry, Arkansas, SXSW in Austin, Texas, Boulevardia and the Middle of the Map Music Festival at home in Kansas City, and she has performed with Harry Connick Jr., Bobby Watson, Mindi Abair, the Four Tops, Sister Carol, Naggo Morris, Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart, and Ernie Andrews.