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Darius Babazadeh, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music educator who has toured Asia, Europe and the USA with Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, The Temptations, Jessica Williams, Xavier Cugat, Mumbo Gumbo, Stan Lunetta, Joe Gilman and Lynard Skynyrd. After touring, Darius formed his own band called the dbaba Project.  The dbaba Project is an aggregation of accomplished, touring and performing musicians, which features Scott Collard on keyboard, Rob Lemas on bass, Jeff Minnieweather on drums, and Darius Babazadeh on saxophone.

Performing here in the Sacramento and Bay Area, Sol Jazz ensemble brings a groove based Jazz, Funk and Latin elements into their live performances. Co-led by saxophonist Darius Babazadeh and trumpeter Robbie Kwock they have performed at many Bay Area night-clubs: Jazz at Pearls, Yoshi’s as well at festivals in San Jose, Stanford and SF Jazz.
Gigging together their band has a following here in Sacramento from dates at local venues On Broadway, Station 1 and were recently featured at Mango’s Jazz series.
Rounding out the quintet, they are often joined by top-flight Sacramento based musicians: Arlyn Anderson-guitar, Rob Lemas-bass and drummers Rick Lotter or Jeff Minnieweather.
Darius and Robbie both have extensive touring/recording experience. Before relocating here from the SF Bay Area, Robbie Kwock was a touring member of the Ray Charles Orchestra, performing throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan at most major concert venues. Upon returning back to Berkeley, CA. Robbie performed and recorded with Bay Area icon Pete Escovedo's Latin-Jazz group, becoming a mainstay of the ensemble and recording 5 albums, including the Grammy acclaimed recording Mister E and Flying South. As a session musician his credits include performances/albums with Carlos Santana, Tito Puente, Narada Michael Walden, Al Jarreau and many others.
Saxophonist Darius Babazadeh has performed with many Jazz, Blues and R/B musicians here in the Sacramento area. Besides touring with the Paul Anka band throughout North America and Europe. Darius has also recorded and performed with the bands of guitarist Henry Robinett, keyboardist Roger Smith, Natalie Cole, Jessica Williams Trio, and drummer Jimmy Robinson.
Our goal here is to bring music culture in our way of high level Jazz performance to the listeners of the Sacramento region, comparable to other major metropolitan cities.
Hopefully we can bring our music to you and work together to help establish an appreciated local music scene and audience


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Darius teaches at Watermelon Music in Davis California


Watermelon Music 1970 Lake Blvd Ste 1. Davis, CA 95616 ( 530)758-4010