- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Informing 1
A jazz pianist, Azarian was killed while changing a tire at approximately 9:55 PM on 3/29/2003 on Interstate 93 in Stoneham, MA. Born the son of a music teacher and reed player, he began his study of piano at age 7. At age 12, he won his first prize. When he went to Massachusetts in 1989 to play five concerts in ten days, he ended up staying. He married Vicki Alani, an architect who was born July 10, 1963 in Baghdad, Iraq (data from children's' birth certificates) and they have two daughters: Christina Alani Azarian, born March 16, 1994 at 12:27 PM in Boston and Nicole Azarian born November 4, 1998 at 10:37 PM in Boston (children's' data from their birth certificates, quoted by McEvoy). Azarian had played in Carnegie Hall, Birdland, and other well-known venues, and he taught piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston. His wife and daughters witnessed the accident while sitting in the car at the side of the road. His son Dennis, age 26, from a previous marriage, lived with his father and family but was not in the car at the time.