THE NORTH ARKANSAS JAZZ SOCIETY ANNOUNCES
The KUAF SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT SERIES
North Arkansas Jazz Society, KUAF 91.3 FM NPR & Walton Arts Center
Concert Series info at: 479-225-2306
Walton Arts Center’s Starr Theater – Doors at 7:30/concert at 8:00 PM
Composer and pianist Amina Figarova’s 12th album, titled Twelve celebrates jazz as an international music and New York City as a locale where jazz gypsies may feel most at home. Amina was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan and has toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble that has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice by concentrating on all-original repertoire. The Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, been invited repeatedly to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won critical and audience acclaim in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam — and of course New York. The value of sustaining such a seasoned and sensitive sextet, for composer-bandleader and listener alike, becomes obvious when music of such intricacy and refinement as Amina Figarova’s is heard.
“… This is a band that built its reputation playing original repertoire, each musician a powerful soloist in his or her own right; yet it is their signature interplay that moves the Amina Figarova Sextet above and beyond the vast majority of large chamber ensembles in modern jazz and places the pianist among the top echelon of composer/bandleaders….” by Andrea Canter for www.jazzpolice.com