Maryam Mirbagheri aka “Maryama” is an Iranian American composer/performer currently residing in LosAngeles, California. Born february/ 18th/ 1992 and raised in the middle east to an art loving family, Maryam was surrounded by great music from early childhood. Growing up she studied guitar with rock stars Ardavan Anzabipour and Homayoun Majdzadeh. She holds two Associate Degrees in Jazz Voice and Music Composition from American River College where she studied with one of her biggest inspirations, Joe Gilman. She is currently studying in California Institute of the Arts on a scholarship basis and working towards her BFA in Music Composition /Film Score concentration. Maryam has performed in prestigious international music festivals such as Fajr International Music Festival and Monterey Jazz Festival(student) and have competed and placed in competitions such as Iranian International Youth Competition : Music Composition category(semi-finalist) and Music Association of California Community Colleges Composition Competition(2nd place in state of California) . She has won a Jazz Downbeat Award with ARC Advanced Vocal Jazz Ensemble and have composed pieces for prestigious groups such as Vox Musica Vocal Ensemble. Maryam's musical style is derived from a fusion of jazz, persian and classical music and inspired by endless number of artists. She is currently working on her first album with her newly formed “Maryama Band” as well as new instrumental music. As of 2013, Mirbagheri's music has been playing on international online and airplay radios.