|Born||November 22, 1942|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, singer, songwriter|
|Instruments||Saxophone, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Piano|
Hassan Shamaizadeh (Persian : حسن شماعیزاده, also Romanized as Hasan Shamā'izādeh; born November 22, 1942 in Isfahan) is an Iranian pop singer, songwriter and saxophonist. Over the past three decades, he composed songs for artists like Googoosh, Dariush, Moein, Ebi, Aref, Homeyra, Farhad and others.
At the age of 13, Shamaizadeh already played in a theater orchestra Esfehan. He then played in the Radio programs and Television in Tehran. He is noted for playing Persian music with quarter tones on the saxophone, which is a rare skill.
He continued to break record with artists like "Aghaaghi" from 1976. He was selected as the most popular male artist in 1976 by readers of the magazine Zan-e Rooz.
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