Farshid Soltanshahi & Sandy Weltman

Farshid Soltanshahi and Sandy Weltman

Born in Iran in 1966, Farshid Soltanshahi started playing guitar at the age of 16. Later, Farshid turned to his native Persian music, especially the setar (a Persian lute). In 1996, in collaboration with jazz guitarist Pascal Scheaffer and bassist Bruno Barge, he formed the Latin jazz band, Internote, which toured Germany, France, and Luxembourg, where they recorded their debut CD.

Sandy Weltman has been a professional musician and educator for more than 25 years. He is established as one of the leading pioneers on harmonica and appears on dozens of national recordings. Sandy’s musical skills allow him to cover an unusually wide range of musical genres including jazz, blues, bluegrass, Celtic and Middle Eastern.