Music Program Faculty & Staff


Dahveed Behroozi

Music Instructor

  Dahveed Behroozi

Pianist and Composer Dahveed Behroozi is a Bay Area based musician primarily devoted to the independent jazz and classical scenes.  Dahveed’s playing has been described as highly expressive, lyrical and colorful by numerous publications nationwide.  Dahveed has recorded and performed as a leader, as well as a sideman with Thomas Morgan, Tim Bulkley, Billy Mintz, Dayna Stephens, Ed Neumeister, Todd Neufeld, Aaron Lington, John Shifflett, Jason Lewis, Bob Kenmotsu, Cuong Vu and Jeff Denson.

Originally from San Jose, CA, Dahveed studied with pianist Hans Boepple at Santa Clara University.  He received his BA in Jazz Piano from The Manhattan School of Music in 2002 where he studied under Fred Hersch.  He then received his Master’s from The Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where he studied classical and contemporary piano literature under Ursula Oppens. 

Dahveed is currently on the faculty at Gavilan College where he teaches courses in music history, composition, world music and theory.  He is an active performer on the west coast, where he leads several different groups and also plays in other musicians groups.