Check out the NEW album
12 Instrumental Tracks
$12 (free shipping)
Available at these fine local retailers
Mills Record Co.
Josey Records KC
A track from my debut album The Sax in I
Another track from The Sax in I
Natalie Bates Quartet Live at the Green Lady Lounge
Miguel Mambo Orchestra recorded at Markosa Studio
Kansas City native Aryana Nemati has a true passion for music. She has been playing the saxophone for the past 13 years in addition to flute and clarinet. As she became more involved with music, she began studying with local baritone saxophonist/composer, Kerry Strayer.
Aryana continued to pursue her musical aspirations at UMKC’s conservatory. She received her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance/Studio Music in the winter of 2014. Here she has studied with Tim Timmons, Zach Shemon, Dan Thomas, and Bobby Watson. She performed with both jazz and classical ensembles at the conservatory. In the spring of 2017, Nemati completed her teaching assistance ship and received a master’s degree in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Today Nemati performs regularly with bands of various genres such as reggae, ska, jazz, salsa, motown, and funk. She has performed at a number of music festivals including Walkarusa in Mulberry, Arkansas, SXSW in Austin, Texas, Boulavardia and the Middle of the Map Music Festival at home in Kansas City. Nemati has recorded with many local artists. She enjoys exploring all styles of music and understanding where each comes from. She has had the honor of playing with the following: Harry Connick Jr., Bobby Watson, Mindi Abair, The Four Tops, Sister Carol, Reeko Lion, Naggo Morris, Harold ‘Spike’ Bonhart, and Ernie Andrews.
Still relatively young herself, Nemati encourages developing musicians to explore the art form. She currently teaches out of her own personal studio, at UMKC, as well as the Tune Shop in Leavenworth, KS. Nemati provides assistance to her former middle and high school band programs ensembles and individual students. When she isn’t performing, Nemati enjoys writing her own compositions, playing pool, and spending time outdoors. She hopes to spread the wonders of music to many in the vibrant scene of Kansas City and beyond.
9.6 - Bobby Watson and the American Jazz Orchestra - Legacy Park - 7pm
9.7 - Dan Thomas & the KC All Star Big Band featuring Bobby Watson & Lisa Henry - Prairie Village Jazz Festival - 8:45pm
9.19 - Fritz Hutchinson Band - Calvin Arsenia Album Release - Record Bar - 7pm
10.9 - Sax Trax - Davey's Uptown - 7-9pm
10.12 - Ernest James Zydeco - OP Arboretum Brew Fest - 6pm
10.19 - Deepa Reality Peter Tosh Tribute - G's - 6-8pm
11.1 - Ernest James Zydeco - BB's Lawnside BBQ - 9-12:30am
11.13 - Sax Trax - Davey's Uptown - 7-9pm
11.21 - Aryana Nemati Quartet - The Blue Room - 7-11pm
12.18 - Sax Trax - Davey's Uptown - 7-9pm
12.18 - Fritz Hutchinson Band - Record Bar - 9pm
12.20 - Deepa Reality - Winter Solstice Party - Davey's Uptown - 7pm
Natalie Bates Quartet at
the Green Lady Lounge
Lee's Summit Reggae Festival
Harry and I after the show
Sitting in with Sly and Robbie!
Deepa Reality Live @ Lee's Summit Reggae Fest
Classic Reggae Tune "I'm Still in Love" Version Produced by Aryana Nemati
I am available for private lessons in the area of saxophone, flute, clarinet, general music theory and jazz theory. Sectional work and ensemble coaching are applicable as well.
I am also available for studio work, gigs, and any of your musical needs.
For more information, please contact. I would love to share my knowledge with you!