Directed the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, 1985-1992; MIT B.S. Humanities, 1983
Composer, keyboard player, producer, arranger
Jamshied Sharifi (b.1960) received an S.B degree in Humanities from MIT in 1983. He played piano in the Festival Jazz Ensemble, directed by Herb Pomeroy, and also studied composition with Edward Cohen and Barry Vercoe. After earning a degree in jazz composition from the Berklee College of Music, he returned to MIT and directed the Festival Jazz Ensemble from 1985-1992. Currently he is a keyboardist, composer, arranger and producer in New York, His work includes music for feature films, two audio CD recordings, and commissioned works for the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble and the MIT Wind Ensemble.