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Sunday, October 6, 2024  ·  7:00 PM CDT

Ali Azimi

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

Ali Azimi is as much a storyteller as he is a musician and lyricist. As one of the pioneers of the alternative music scene in Iran, his music speaks to a generation of young Iranians who are looking for fresh sounds and new stories, and whose hopes and dreams are formed within a unique and difficult political and economic system. Ali is a singer-songwriter who experiments with various genres of music while incorporating Persian lyrics and musical roots.

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Ali Azimi began his interest in music at a young age. Coming from a musical family, he learned to play the piano and studied classical guitar with Bagher Moazen. After studying and working in engineering at Tehran University and the United Kingdom, Ali decided to shift his focus and follow his passion for music in his early 30s. The songs 33 from the album, Mr. Mean and Tatilat from his album 88 with his former band Radio Tehran are both inspired by this experience.