Behrouz Jamali was born into a family of scientists and artists in Tabriz, Iran. His music activities started at the age of 5, after moving to England with his family he studied recorder and performed at Durham Cathedral for several years. Upon his return to Iran, he studied Persian Classical music with a number of renowned musicians such as Mohammad Akhavan (Tombak), Behrouz Afshari (Violin) and Western Classical music under Zaven Yedigarian (Violin) among others.
While in high school, Jamali earned a Tombak instructor’s permit from the Ministry of Culture and began teaching Tombak next to music legends like Ali Salimi the great master of Azerbaijani Tar and composer. This rich musical environment let to concerts as a performer, composer and music director. His compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber music ensembles and electronic music. Jamali also became a student of Persian calligraphy.
Jamali graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and studied acting and composing for theater. Since moving to the United states at 2000, he has conducted master classes on Persian classical music at some of the most prestigious Universities and schools in united states such as Julliard, Boise State University, Montgomery college and Middlebury college. He has accompanied Kayhan Kalhor at Yale University, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of
Fine Arts at Boston, Symphony Space of New York, World Music Institute (New York), University of California (San Diego), University of Toledo (Ohio), Carnegie Mellon University, Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), Smithsonian (DC), Vancouver, Toronto and Waterloo in Canada and a live broadcast on WNYC.