Minoo Javan’s musical career began in Iran singing Persian folk songs with “The Tehran National Choir.” She rose to musical prominence by appearing as the featured performer in more than 300 concerts in Tehran and many other cities in Iran. Ms. Javan became a regular feature on “The Iran State Radio Choir and Orchestra,” where she, among other repertoires, performed Persian folk songs and became a well-known artist whose voice can still be heard on the BBC and other broadcasters around the world.
She traveled to America to study at the University of Southern California’s School of Music where she was awarded a full voice scholarship.
Ms. Javan has continued the performance of Persian folk music by giving concerts in Los Angeles as well as other cities in America and Europe. She also has performed the music of Kurt Weil and Steven Sondheim as well as other Broadway repertoire.
In recent years several albums of Ms. Javan’s works have been released in the United States, “Persian Folk Songs”, “Echoes of Love”(featuring the lyrics of elegant Persian poetry that has been set to modern and classical Persian music),“All That Jazz, But in Persian”(American Jazz Standards in Persian language, produced by Les McCann), and “The Timeless Persian Treasures”(Traditional Persian music with the poetry of the Sufi masters like Rumi and others). Her Voice can also be heard on the motion pictures sound tracks “French Connection part 2” and “The Hulk.”
From the moment she arrived in America, Minoo felt embraced by its culture and yearned to better understand her new home by exploring its varied forms of music. She thought what better way to accomplish her goal than to sing material from the richly textured American Songbook.