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Mouzhan mainly focuses her creative energies on scoring for film and television. She composes music in a variety of genres, passionately conveying an array of themes, narratives, and emotions to compliment any visual work of art. She has provided original compositions for the film, “Trash and Progress” directed by Abraham Dieckman, where her music accompanies the powerful independent science fiction feature.  She has scored short films and commercials (including many by the popular dating site Zoosk).

Outside of film, Mouzhan has composed pieces for her own solo projects, student shorts, private clients and the musical groups Khi Darag, The Jammin’ Jellies and Carolyna Picknick.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Mouzhan sings, plays the piano, guitar, fiddle, and the taar (an Iranian stringed instrument). She has worked with the band Khi Darag, a Middle-Eastern psychedelic rock band, and has performed with them at festivals and major venues, including the Berkeley World Music Festival, The Great American Music Hall (opening for Fred Frith and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), Café du Nord, and the Fillmore (opening for Les Claypool).

She has toured nationally with Aphrodesia, a 10-piece afro-funk band, where her vocals and dancing took center stage at venues including World Café Live, Shrine World Music Venue, Oregon Country Fair, Nelson Ledges, Dunegrass Music Festival, and The New Parish. 

Mouzhan has also recorded with Aphrodesia, Khi Darag, The Japonize Elephants, and The Jammin’ Jellies (with whom she sings, composes and produces original children’s music).

Other performance experience includes an acting and narrating role in a music video for Zoosk, a supporting actress role in San Jose CMT’s production of Footloose, and an instructional video for About.com.

Mouzhan’s musical training includes study with Bahman Azadi and Ostad Mahmoud Zoufonoun. For years, she has shared her talent and passion for teaching others how to read and play music, instructing students aged 5 to 50 in piano and violin.  Mouzhan holds her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California.

 

 

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