Jalil Shahnaz, one of the greatest Persian music maestros and soloists of tar passed away in Tehran.
Jalili Shahnaz was born in 1921 in Isfahan, Persia (Iran). Shahnaz studied under the supervision of Abdolhossein Shahnazi and Hossein Shahnaz and befriended ney player Hassan Kassai.
According to the book "Persian Musicians" by Pejman Akbarzadeh: "Shahnaz started his acivities in 1949 at Radio Isfahan and in 1957 he was invited to cooperate with Radio Tehran. In the capital he worked as a soloist at Golha program and also later he was quite active at Persian music programs of Shiraz/Persepolis Arts Festival. Shahnaz in in late 1980s became a member of "Persian Music Maestros Ensemble". The ensemble performed various concerts inside and outside of Persia."