January 9 and 13 Amina Figarova performs at APAP (The Association of Performing Arts Presenters), and will continue to tour the US in the upcoming months.
Jazz composer and pianist Amina Figarova (born 1966 in Baku, Azerbaijan) began studying music as a child, beginning learning the piano, and expanding into musical composition and arrangement as she matured.
Figarova spent much of her career in Holland before settling in New York City in 2010 with her husband, sextet flautist Bart Platteau, and her newest release, Twelve, is her first to be recorded in New York. The CD draws inspiration from the energy of the city, and is her most accomplished and evocative to date. This date marks the SFJAZZ debut of a major artist at the peak of her powers.
January 9, 2014 at 9 and 11 p.m.
Amina Figarova – Reunion 98 – Sextet
$15, $10 for members in the first set, $10, $5 for members in the second set
January 13, 2014 at the Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln center, New York, NY
Amina will be performing with vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway during the NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Live webcast live at arts.gov and jalc.org/live
January 25, 2014 at 8PM
Enrico Granafei Quartet at Trumpets, Montclair, NJ
January 31, 2014 at 8.30PM: The Amina Figarova Sextet
The Side Door Jazzclub
85 Lyme street, Old Lyme, CT 06371, reservations (860) 434-0886
February 4, 2014 at 7.30 and 9.30PM: The Amina Figarova Sextet
Dizzy’s club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Broadway at W 60th street, New York, NY
Upcoming US- Canada tour February-March 2014:
February 11, 2014: An Die Music, Baltimore. MD: Amina Figarova – Gilad Atzmon Duo
February 15, 2014: Trumpets, Montclair, NJ: Amina Figarova – Gilad Atzmon Duo
February 20, 2014: Calgary Jazz, Calgary, AB, Canada: The Amina Figarova Sextet
February 21, 2014: Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB, Canada: The Amina Figarova Sextet
February 22, 2014: The Bassment, Saskatoon, SK, Canada: The Amina Figarova Sextet
February 23: 2014: Boise Jazz Society, Boise, ID: The Amina Figarova Sextet
February 24: 2014: Boise Jazz Society, Boise, ID: The Amina Figarova Sextet
February 27: 2014: The Athenaeum, La Jolla, CA The Amina Figarova Sextet
March 1, 2014: SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA: The Amina Figarova Sextet
March 2, 2014: SF Jazz, San Francisco, CA: The Amina Figarova Sextet
March 7, 2014: Nighttown, Cleveland, OH: The Amina Figarova Sextet
March 8, 2014: Jazz Erie, Erie, PA: The Amina Figarova Sextet
March 8, 2014: The Rex, Toronto, ON, Canada: The Amina Figarova Sextet
All information is available at: www.aminafigarova.com