In a Career which spans over fifteen years and include twelve collaborative and solo albums as well as two prestigious Canadian JUNO Award nominations, Azam Ali has confirmed her place as being one of the most prolific, versatile, and gifted singers and composers on the international stage today. Born in Iran, raised in India from the age of four and currently based in Los Angeles, Azam’s
most notable work is with the cutting-edge world music electronic/acoustic project Niyaz with whom she has released four best selling and critically acclaimed albums on Six Degrees Records. All four albums have debuted at #1 on iTunes and garnered the band an incredible amount of media attention including features on NPR, The BBC, Huffington Post and PRI. Azam continues to tour worldwide with Niyaz and build on its impressive and loyal international fan base.
Azam’s otherworldly voice has become highly sought after by some of the biggest film composers in Hollywood. She has worked with Harry Gregson- Williams, Mychael Danna, Graeme Revell, Ramin Djawadi, Brian Tyler, Michael Giachinno, Christopher Young, Tyler Bates, Jeff Rona etc. Azam's distinctive voice and music can be heard on myriad film and television scores among which include “Thor- The Dark World”, "Matrix- Revolutions", “Prince of Persia- The Sands of Time”, “300”, "Godsend", “The Priest”, “John Carter”, "Papparazi", "The Nativity Story", "Speed Racer", “Lara Croft- Tomb raider”, “The Fight Club”, “Season of the witch”, "Children of Dune", "Earthsea", "Dawn of the Dead", “True Blood”, "Alias", "The Agency, and "Prison Break".
Azam's immense talent and ability to adapt her voice to any musical style have also drawn the attention of many diverse artists. Azam has collaborated in studio and on stage with Serj Tankian of System of a Down, The Crystal Method, Pat Mastellato and Trey Gunn of King Crimson, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Dredg, Chris Vrenna formerly of Nine Inch Nails, Ben Watkins of Juno Reactor, Buckethead, Steve Stevens, Mercan Dede, the world renowned Japanese group Kodo, Zakir Hussain, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Mickey Hart with whom she also toured for two years as a lead singer in his group Bembe Orisha.
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