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Amina Figarova

Sat, Apr 29 - 8:30 pm

Amina Figarova is a quite phenomenal Azerbajan born, New York based pianist and stunning composer. Her group is fast developing a huge reputation on the international scene, performing at all the major jazz clubs and festivals in the USA and around the world, including the main stage of the historical Newport Jazz Festival, Chicago festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Capetown Jazz festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, etc.

Downbeat Rising Star Composer in the Critics Poll of 2014 and 2015.

Amina releases 13 jazz albums with all original compositions, In 2016 Amina was commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra for her Symphonic composition “ The Journey” , which has been performed in September 2016 by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

"...Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova's compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11..." by Thomas Conrad for Stereophile Magazine

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Constellation 3111 N. Western Chicago, IL 60618

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