My Story

Shadi (shah.dee) in Farsi means joy and celebration. With no formal music training or proficiency in any instrument, I fell into songwriting at my mid-life point. Shortly after, I was reluctantly pulled into singing the songs.

Although my heritage is middle eastern, I have written and produced numerous songs that are best described as multi-cultural, with jazz, pop, electronica and world sound flavors.

Along the way, I’ve been drawn to producing videos and taken the reigns in learning to be my own recording and editing engineer. More recently, I’ve been collaborating with my son in creating music to my songs, so the journey continues.

What keeps me going? As most artists might also agree, Music/Art is my anchor in elusive happiness, a mystical place, a pathway to my soul.