Don’t miss Baku Sum­mer Jazz Days

Azer News - - Culture & Lifestyle - By La­man Is­may­ilova

NNew jazz project Baku Sum­mer Jazz Days, or­ga­nized by the pro­ducer agency Pre­mier Art Man­age­ment jointly with the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Tourism, will be pre­sented at the In­ter­na­tional Mugham Cen­ter on June 4-8.

"The event will be­come tra­di­tional and will be held an­nu­ally in the first half of the first sum­mer month. Baku is be­com­ing more at­trac­tive for tourists from all over the world, at­tracted by our ar­chi­tec­ture, cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal her­itage, peo­ple's hos­pi­tal­ity. Un­doubt­edly, a se­ries of jazz con­certs in the sum­mer will be an­other fac­tor for the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try's tourist po­ten­tial. Also wor­thy of note is the great in­ter­est to the Jazz Days in Baku of for­eign em­bassies - the coun­tries of the project par­tic­i­pants, in­clud­ing Turkey, Is­rael, Hun­gary, and France, which sup­port the new project," the mes­sage said.

Five con­certs with mu­si­cians from dif­fer­ent coun­tries will be held as part of the project, Trend Life re­ported.

One of the most pop­u­lar and dis­cussed in the jazz world trum­peters Avishai Co­hen with his quar­tet will per­form on June 4.

Co­hen is a rec­og­nized mu­si­cian with his own in­di­vid­ual style. Many say Co­hen has as­sumed the spirit of the great Miles Davis.

In 2016 alone, Co­hen was named “Best For­eign Artist” by Jazz Mag­a­zine France, while Into the Si­lence was awarded “Best Al­bum of the Year” by TSF Jazz and Academie du Jazz, and in the top 20 al­bums of the year by Jaz­zTimes.

In­ter­na­tional Mugham Cen­ter will host two con­certs on June 5

In the first con­cert guests from Turkey will present the jazz project Fo­can & Bıyıkoglu Or­ganic Ex­pe­di­tions. The quar­tet in­cludes the well­known gui­tarist On­der Fo­can, the young bright sax­o­phon­ist Anil Shal­liel, who are al­ready fa­mil­iar to lis­ten­ers at last year's con­cert in Baku, as well as the pi­anist-vir­tu­oso and per­former for the ham­mond or­gan Kaan Bıyıkoglu.

The sec­ond con­cert of the evening is an in­ter­na­tional jazz project, the re­sult of suc­cess­ful co­op­er­a­tion of Azer­bai­jani pi­anist Elchin Shiri­nov and a trio of fa­mous Hun­gar­ian jazzmen in the com­po­si­tion of An­dras Des (per­cus­sion), Mar­ton Fenyvesi (elec­tric & acous­tic gui­tar), Matyas Szandai (Dou­ble bass). This project was re­peat­edly demon­strated at for­eign fes­ti­vals.

Amer­i­can funk bass player and singer Nik West will give a con­cert on June 7.

She is full of en­ergy and uniquely gifted at en­gag­ing au­di­ences with her per­for­mance.

On June 8, the au­di­ence will en­joy renowned mu­si­cians from France - the duo Jacky Ter­ras­son (Pi­ano) and Stephane Bel­mondo (trum­pet) with their new project ti­tled TERRAMONDO (Mother).

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