Reza Rohani, son of the famous Iranian composer Anoushirvan Rohani, was born in 1977 in a family surrounded by music. At the age of fifteen, he left his hometown Tehran towards Germany to fulfill his dream of studying classical music.
After finishing school and spending three years in the Bavarian college for music, he fell in love with jazz and this has since defined his professional life. After the college, he went on to the “Hochschule fuer Musik und Theater” in Hanover where he graduated in 2005.
Going back to Iran after his graduation, he founded one of the most celebrated newcomer bands in the Iranian instrumental music scene called “Beyond the Moon”, featuring Koroush Babaei, Homayoun Nasiri, Dara Daraei.
In 2010, he moved to the US and in the year of 2012 he started his Master Certificate Program at Berklee College of Music in “Composing and Arranging for Film and TV” where he graduated from in 2014. He also tours with his father Anoushirvan Rohani, as arranger and the leader of the ensemble.
About his music he says:
“I am trying not to simply mix the two musical cultures, but to transcend them both by creating a new musical genre in which one can find both Persian and Jazz roots outside the traditional limits. In effect, I am trying to be a composer without borders.”