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Queen of Jazz can't wait to see her fans in Baku [VIDEO]

24 September 2022 [12:26] - TODAY.AZ

By Laman Ismayilova

Aziza Mustafazada, nicknamed the Queen of Jazz, has posted a video message ahead of her concert in Baku, Azernews reports.

In a video message, Aziza Mustafazada says that she misses the audience in her native Baku and invites everyone to her evening, which will be full of surprises. The Queen of Jazz can't wait to see her fans in Baku.

The concert of the renowned jazz pianist will take place at the Baku Congress Center on October 30.

The daughter of iconic musician Vagif Mustafazada, the founder of the jazz mugham style, will mesmerize jazz enthusiasts with both hits and new songs.

The concert will also feature an album presentation, mugham, and vocal compositions.

The last time Aziza Mustafazada gave a solo concert in Baku was in December 2008.

Tickets can be purchased at all ticket offices in Baku and iTicket.az.

World-famous Azerbaijani jazz singer Aziza Mustafazada has undoubtedly found a way to the hearts of music lovers around the world.

After a spectacular concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, she was named The Queen of Jazz.

In her music, the jazz singer brilliantly unites classical and jazz music with Azerbaijani folk motifs.

She successfully performs at the best world stages. Aziza is a frequent guest of international music festivals. She has performed with such world-class musicians as John Patitucci, Dave Wakele, Bill Evans, Omar Hakim, Toots Tillemans, and others.

The names of Aziza Mustafazada and her father are included in the World Jazz Encyclopedia, edited by US authors, as well as in the literary revision of Vladimir Feertag in the Russian edition.

Aziza's parents first noticed their daughter's sensitivity to music when she was eight months old.

Aziza recalls the story that her mother told her: "Once, my father was improvising at the piano playing Shur mugham, which creates a mood that evokes very deep, sad emotions. As my father was playing, I started crying. Everyone wondered what was happening to me..." said the jazz singer.

Her mother Elza Mustafazada asked her father to play the Rast mugham. At that moment, the future jazz diva started dancing. And then her mother realized a unique connection between Aziza's feelings and music.

At the age of three, she made her stage debut with her father, improvising vocals. She began studying classical piano at an early age, showing special interest in the musical works of such composers as Johann Sebastian Bach and Frederic Chopin.

In 1991, Aziza released her debut album, "Aziza Mustafazada". The music album displayed the influence of Chick Corea and Keith Jarrett, as well as Near Eastern music.

Her second album "Always" won the Phono Academy Prize, a prestigious German music award, and the Echo Prize from Sony.

She has since performed in many countries and released several more albums.

In 2020, after a 20-year-long break, the jazz singer released a new album "Generations".

The jazz singer found a very unique approach for her next album, combining the musical genius of her father, Vagif Mustafazada, with some tunes of her little son and with her own songs and recording it all in one CD "Generations".

Her album features 12 music pieces, including "Mimi", "Lullaby", "Sieben Kreisel", "Netter Junge", "Despite All" and others. You can order a copy of this CD on Aziza's Webshop.


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