Category Archives: The Guest Performer

Guest Performermance with King Missile

King Missile (Dog-Fly Religion) performing the song “World War Three is a Giant Ice Cream Cone” live at (le) Poisson Rouge, NYC on March 18, 2010. John S. Hall, Dogbowl aka Stephen Tunney, John Kruth, Dave Dreiwitz, Billy Ficca. Special guests Justin Kantor on cello and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on Saxophone. Filmed by Sophie Tunney.

Sohrab’s guest performance with King Missile (Dog Fly Religion) at the Bowery Poetry Club, 2010

Sohrab’s guest appearance in Kaveh Haghtalab’s solo concert at Cafe Nadery (NY)

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013–
Time: 8:30pm til 9:30–
Venue: Cafe Nadery – Manhattan (16 W8th Street, New York, New York 10011)–
Ticket: donation–
Genre: Persian classical music/nu Iranian music

Kaveh Haghtalab on kemancheh and  Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on tenor sax and soprano sax.

Kaveh Haghtalab, Iranian kemancheh player and drummer, grew up listening to his parents playing Persian classical music. His mother taught him music when he was 9 and he started to play kemancheh when he was 11. He started to perform professionally at concerts and festivals in Iran with various music ensembles when he was 14.  He studied kemancheh under two masters Saeed Farajpoori and Ahmad Mirhashemi. Later he studied under supervision of ostad Majid Kiani which was a significant turning point in his life. Later he became a member of the music ensemble “Center for Preservation and Research of Iranian Music.”
As a drummer he has worked with different bands and musicians in Iran. He holds a bachelor degree in computer engineering. He lives now in New York and studies the drums at “The Collective School of music”.

Kaveh is going to play on the kemancheh in the first set. And in the second set he invited Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi to play with him on three of Sohrab’s compositions.

Concert Review

Concert Review: Kaveh Haghtalab and (guest) Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardy play the Persian blues… It was all poetry…! by Dawoud Kringle(DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY, October 16, 2013)



Date: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Time: 8pm
Venue: 17 Frost Theatre of the Arts
Price: $10 donation

THE DISSIDENT ARTS ORCHESTRA, improvisational music repertory ensemble that focuses on silent film scores returns to 17 Frost in 2013. We expect another large ensemble of exemplary musicians under the leadership of John Pietaro to bring new life to old classics again this year. Join us for a screening of the of the classic revolutionary film by Eisenstein, ‘BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN’ up on 17 Frost’s three large screens with the band down at front and center. So far the line-up will be:

John Pietaro – vibes, percussion, musical direction
Nora McCarthy – vocals
Cheryl Pyle – flute
Quincy Saul – clarinet
Rocco John Iacovone – soprano and alto saxophones
Patrick Brennan – alto saxophone
Ras Moshe – tenor and soprano saxophones, flutes
Sohrab Saadat Lardjevardi (SoSaLa) – tenor and soprano saxophones
Nick Gianni – baritone saxophone and bass flute
Alon Nechustan – accordion
Javier Hernandez-Miyares- electric guitar and effects
Laurie Towers- electric bass
Nicolas Letman-Burtinovic – double bass
Hollis Headrick – drumkit, percussion

Concert review

Concert Review: The Dissident Arts Orchestra Plays Battleship Potemkin by Matt Cole (DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY, 03/02/2013)