Amina Figarova Sextet

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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7:00 PM
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Katie Walders
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The series concludes on February 27 with the swinging and richly textured Amina Figarova Sextet, led by pianist/composer/arranger Figarova with Bart Platteau on flutes, Marc Mommaas on tenor saxophone, Ernie Hammes on trumpet, Jeroen Vierdag on bass, and Jason Brown on drums. Figarova began her musical career as a classical concert pianist trained at the Baku Conservatory in her native Azerbaijan. After immigrating to the Netherlands she turned to the study of jazz at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston, moving her home from Rotterdam to New York City in 2011. She has been featured at leading festivals and clubs worldwide, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Yoshi's in Oakland, and the Blue Note in New York City. Her sextet made its Athenaeum debut in 2009. AllAboutJazz commented that Figarova “explores jazz's modern mainstream with a driving rhythmic groove, impeccably tight arrangements, and refreshing piano keyboard magic.” London’s Evening Standard wrote, “Figarova sets the tone with a sophisticated range of tenderness and urgency at the keyboard and each of her compositions and arrangements has an admirable sureness of touch. She's a major artist.” JazzTimes commented, “Figarova’s deep and thoughtful compositions are as rich as her playing is superb. With her great band of many years now, featuring a wonderful sax/trumpet/flute front line, the music soared and thrilled.”

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Amina Figarova Sextet

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