By Laman Ismayilova
Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Hasan Bagirov (St. Petersburg) and pianist Leonid Ptashka (Israel) performed at the International Mugham Center on October 15.
Leonid Ptashka popularized jazz in Israel in the 1990s - early 2000s. He is on the list of the 100 best jazzmen of the 20th century according to the version of the American Biographical Institute, Azertag reported.
The jazzman collaborated with such popular musicians as Al Foster, Herb Alpert, Freddie Hubbard, Valery Ponomarev, Igor Butman, etc.
Hasan Bagirov is one of the leading jazz guitarists of St. Petersburg and Moscow. His repertoire includes the most diverse music: jazz, bossa nova, fusion. He also teaches at the St. Petersburg Academy of Culture.
Leonid Ptashka and Hasan Bagirov made their first performance together.
The public met with great interest a tandem of musicians.
The Baku 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. It has become a member of the Europe Jazz Network, which brings together 115 members from 34 countries.
Each year the festival prepares programs of great interest and diversity. The festival features extensive and diverse program.
Rotunda Jazz Club invites you to enjoy spectacular concert of German saxophonist and composer Uwe Steinmetz on October 16.
Estonian singer Laura Poldveren will give a concert at Rotunda Jazz Club on October 19.
The French band Trio Initiatives will perform at Rotunda Jazz Club on October 20.
The Swedish band "Music, Music, Music" (October 21) will delight you with superb performance.
Nurlan Abdullazadeh and Afgan Rasul trio will perform at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 22.
Moreover, Elvin Bashirov's band will perform a concert at Landmark.
Rotunda Jazz Club will also host a concert of Can Canakkaya and Kagan Yildiz (Turkey) on October 23.
A concert of Kodaly Spice Jazz band will be also held at Landmark.
Martin Salemi Trio (Belgium) will perform at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 24.
Helge Lien Trio (Norway) will delight you with their fascinating music at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 25.
A concert of Michael Pipoquinha (Brazil) await jazz lovers at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 26.
Belgian Ruben Hein trio will perform at Rotunda Jazz Club on October 27.
The final concert will be held at the International Mugham Center. Famous US musicians Grégoire Maret and Christie Dashiell will perform at International Mugham Center on October 28.
Within the framework of the festival, International Jazz Contest will be held on October 15-18.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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