Katayoun Goudarzi is a vocalist known for maximizing the musical qualities of classical Persian poetry using different styles of singing and recitation.

Her performance and recording credits include collaboration with sitarist and composer Shujaat Husain Khan, saxophonist and composer Tim Ries (Rolling Stones), jazz pianist and composer Kevin Hays, percussionist and arranger Satoshi Takeishi, composers and Tar & Setar players Reza & Majid Derakhshani, Tabla artists Abhiman Kaushal and Yogesh Samsi, flutist Ajay Prasanna and percussionist Karsh Kale.

“Always tonally luscious.”
– Jeff Kaliss, Songlines Magazine UK

“Unmistakeable voice.”
– Graham Reid

“Sumptuous vocals.”
– TJ Nelson, World Music Central

“Hypnotic.”
– New York Music Daily

“Best of a musical union.”
– Ron Wynn, Arts Nash

“Gorgeous voice.”
–  Baruch Zeichner

“Goudarzi’s voice is exceptional.”
– The Score Magazine

“I can’t get enough of the music made by Shujaat Husain Khan and Katayoun Goudarzi.”
–Gary Whitehouse, Green Man Review

“The ensemble respond react to Katayoun Goudarzi’s series of vocal masterclasses.”
– Derek Anderson

“A beautiful and peaceful meeting of traditions.”
– Lucky Oceans