Asif Pishori - International Jazz Pianist, Composer, Band leader and Soloist
British born International musician Asif Pishori has been the band leader for Son2Nos, the 4 Notes, the APTrio, as well as being the elder brother and band leader in the Asif & Rene Jazz band.
He claims over 25 years experience in Performance and Education. Born in the heart of England’s vibrant capital city London, and the eldest of three accomplished musicians, he began his formal music education studying multi-keyboards with Suzuki organ Professor Dr Leon Jazz in 1975 at the age of 6 yrs old.
"The rhythm of music has always been in my blood, even before I was born" he says, completely influenced by his Latin American East African Indian roots. "From a young age I remember listening to a fusion of pulsating African rhythms haunting Indian classical music and energetic Caribbean party music. Home was always full of life soul and energy a melting pot of music and dance."
In 1985 He was awarded a scholarship to study Piano keyboard and theory under Yamaha Music School Professor Dr. Paul Michael James, during which time he gained three Grade 8 Distinctions with the Associated Boards Royal School of Music and London College of Music respectively. Later, he successfully furthered his professional qualifications with two major performance achievements - a Licentiate Pianoforte diploma and Associate Keyboard Diploma at the Central Academy of music.
Asif began teaching and performing at an early age and secured his first appointment as musical director for Yamaha Music Schools Chappell of Bond Street in London’s West end in 1987.
"It was an incredible place to work, I was surrounded by the world’s most exclusive pianos, renowned classical concert & Jazz pianists and at the same time had access to all the latest inventions in technology, and it was a musician’s haven."
In 1997 Asif moved to Brunei with his brothers and formed International production house Pishori Brothers Entertainment a company dedicated to nurturing & developing local, regional talents. During this time Asif was appointed lecturer Positions at prestigious International Schools Jerudong International School & the International School Brunei In 2002 Asif successfully formed International Jazz Band & International Latin Jazz Band Four Notes & Son2nos. Both groups successful in their own rights incorporate a fusion of talents from England, Australia, New Zealand, Venezuela, Malaysia, Brunei & the Philippines.
Currently Asif performs in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, and Singapore. He is available for Solo Piano works, various combo band & Orchestra performances, Music consultancy, Compositional works, Workshops & Lecturing.
Asif Pishori is a Director of RMB Records,and lives on the beautiful island of Borneo with his beautiful wife Nancy, and their son Ben.