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International contest of young performers to be held in Baku

9 October 2018 14:35 (UTC+04:00)
International contest of young performers to be held in Baku

By Laman Ismayilova

International contest of young performers "I am Jazzman!" will be held in Baku on October 15-18.

The contest is organized as part of Baku International Jazz Festival, Azertag reported.

The winners will be awarded in the International Mugham Center on October 18.

The next Baku International Jazz Festival will be held in Baku on October 14-28.

Baku International Jazz Festival is a forum and musical festival including education (seminars, master classes), competition ("Best Jazz Performer"), a "Kids jazz day", art and photo exhibitions, jam sessions and jazz concerts with the participation of best performers of the world of jazz.

The festival has become a member of the Europe Jazz Network, which bring together 115 members from 34 countries.

The revival of jazz in the Land of Fire started in 1960s, thanks to the active efforts of great national composers such as Gara Garayev, Tofig Guliyev, Rauf Hajiyev and Niyazi.

The "flowering" of Azerbaijani jazz is associated with the names of giants such as Rafig Babayev and Vagif Mustafazade, who experimented creating unrepeatable compositions, becoming the founders of a new jazz trend jazz-mugham. This unique genre assembles both a traditional Azerbaijan music and a classic American jazz.

Today, Azerbaijani jazz performers are winners of many international jazz festivals and competitions.

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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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