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Harlem Jazz Series - Amina Figarova Trio

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street New York, NY 10027 USA (map)

Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan.  She learned to play the piano as a small child and began composing when only six years old.  Amina attended the Baku Academy of Music  where she studied to become a classical concert pianist. In the late 1980s while at the Moscow Jazz Festival, she was invited to study at the Rotterdam Conservatory where she soon developed an interest in jazz.  Coming to the United State in 1989 to complete her formal education at Boston's Berklee College of Music she met her future husband, the flutist Bart Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium. In 1998 they were invited to the Thelonious Monk Institute's summer jazz colony in Aspen, and after more than a decade of bookings in major U.S. jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, the couple gained legal immigrant status in 2014. They currently live in Manhattan, and tour constantly,  performing in jazz festivals around the globe. Amina has released thirteen albums, becoming one of DownBeat’s Rising Star Composers for 2014 and 2015.

Featuring: Amina Figarova - piano; Bart Platteau - flute; and t.b.a. - bass

First set: 12:00pm-12:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 1:00pm-1:45pm 

Cost: $15

Earlier Event: December 14
Harlem Jazz Series - Jorge Sylvester
Later Event: December 21
Harlem Jazz Series - Fay Victor