In 1963, Duke Ellington made a famous tour and on that stop was Iran.
He played jazz clubs in Tehran and Isfahan, and later produced his
album Isfahan Blues. At that same time, Vida Ghahremani, was
living in Tehran. She was a film star there, and decided to open the
country's first dance club. Jazz was big in Iran then. Vida Ghahremani
is now in California. Her daughter Torange Yaghiazarian is a playwright
and executive director of Golden Thread Theatre in San Francisco. Movie star mom and playwright daughter teamed up to tell this story about the jazz scene in 1960's Iran.