Hashem Assadullahi is a saxophonist, bandleader and music educator in New York City. In 2008 Hashem formed his Quintet, featuring some of the best musicians in the Pacific North West, along with trumpet icon Ron Miles. The group has since expanded to a sextet and has recorded two albums: Strange Neighbor (8bells, 014) and Pieces (OA2, 22097). Hashem also leads groups featuring some the world’s greatest talents in Jazz, including Alan Ferber, Ben Monder, Mark Ferber, and Rich Perry. With a passion for teaching Hashem frequently serves as a clinician and adjudicator across the United States and abroad. Hashem received his BM from the University of Texas in Arlington and a MM in Jazz Studies from University of Oregon.