Tigran Hamasyan is opening 19th Jazz Fest

Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan will open the 19th edition of international music festival Jazz Fest Sarajevo with a concert at the Bosnian Cultural Center on 03 November.

Tigran is going to perform with his trio, Iranian-American bassist Sam Minaie and Swiss drummer Arthur Hnatek with whom the pianist recorded his seventh album as bandleader Mockroot, released this February. At 19th Jazz Fest this November they will introduce it’s repertoire to the audience that already had the chance to make acquaintance with this exceptional artist at his solo concert played at 14th Jazz Fest Sarajevo in 2010.

Young and brilliant are the adjectives music critique uses to describe Hamasyan since his first album World Passion that was released when he was 18 years old. Words of praise waren’t spared the media as well and artist like Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock or Trilok Gurtu who called him the future Keith Jarrett.

He was born in Armenia, lives since 2003 in the United States, but resided often in native Armenia in the past few years where he studies traditional music of his home country. This year he is going to perform 100 concerts together with the Yerevan State Chamber Choir presenting Armenian religious music from 5th to 10th centuries.

Tigran Hamasyan’s trio will be on summer tour starting on 01 July within which they will perform on the stages of Istanbul Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz Festival and the British Womadu.

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