INTERNATIONAL JAZZ SERIES
From New York
Amina Figarova Sextet
MAY 3, 2018
TICKETS - MEMBERS $26, GUESTS $30
DOORS 7 PM - SHOW 8 PM
Amina Figarova - piano
Alex Pope Norris - trumpet
Marc Mommaas - tenor saxophone
Bart Platteau - flutes
t.b.a. - bass
Jason Brown - drums
Proving that many of the leading composer-arranger-orchestra leaders
in jazz are women, Amina Figarova joins the likes of Carla Bley,
Maria Schneider and Mary Halvorson, adding her own independent voice
to modern music.
Hailing from Azerbaijan, the New York-based Figarova is an internationally influenced-and recognized-composer, pianist, and bandleader. Those three roles come to the forefront in Figarova's sextets, bands with a remarkable chemistry that brings her detailed arrangements to life.
Every member of the group stands out as a first-rate individual, but their dedication to Figarova's eclectic and powerful compositions gives this group its depth of feeling and elite status. The Amina Figarova Sextet has been a hit at major festivals like the Newport Jazz Festival and New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and it's always a treat to hear Amina Figarova in the more intimate confines of the Yardbird Suite.
"Among the most
important composers to come into jazz in the new millennium"