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Young talented jazzmen captivate music lovers

23 October 2018 [17:45] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

Spectacular evening of Azerbaijani music was held at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 22 as part of Baku International Jazz Festival.

Young talented jazzmen - pianist Nurlan Abdullazade, Afghan Rasul and Elvin Bashirov together with his band delighted the audience with great music.

The evening featured improvisations of popular jazz hits and original compositions. The concert was met with great interest.

The evening continued jam-session, Trend Life reported.

Notably, French jazz trio "?nitiatives" also brilliantly performed at Baku International Jazz Festival.

The concert took place at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 20 with the support of the French Embassy in Azerbaijan and the Institut Français Azerbaidjan.

The musicians held a press conference before the concert.

French Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Aurelia Bouchez, highly appreciated the Baku Jazz Festival and said that such events have a positive effect on the development and strengthening of cultural ties between the countries.

"France and Azerbaijan are cooperating in many areas, in particular, in the sphere of culture and art. Today’s evening is an example. Our musicians come to this grand festival from year to year, show their skills. I want to thank the festival organizers for this musical holiday, which they present to us every year. I want to note that, in turn, Azerbaijani musicians also come on tour to France and enjoy great success," the ambassador added.

The Baku Jazz Festival is a forum and musical festival including education (seminars, master classes), competition ("Best Jazz Performer"), a "Kids jazz day", art and photo exhibitions, jam sessions and jazz concerts with the participation of best performers of the world of jazz. It has become a member of the Europe Jazz Network, which brings together 115 members from 34 countries.

Each year the festival  prepares programs of great interest and diversity. The festival features extensive and diverse program.

Martin Salemi Trio (Belgium) will perform at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 24.

Helge Lien Trio (Norway)  will delight you with their fascinating music at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 25.

A concert of Michael Pipoquinha (Brazil) await jazz lovers at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 26.

Belgian Ruben Hein trio will perform at Rotunda Jazz Club on October 27.

The final concert will be held at the International Mugham Center. Famous U.S. musicians Grégoire Maret and Christie Dashiell  will perform at International Mugham Center on October 28.


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