By Laman Ismayilova
Baku International Jazz Festival is underway in Baku.
Helge Lien Trio (Norway) delighted Baku audience with their fascinating music at the Rotunda Jazz Club on October 25 as part of the music festival, Azertag reported.
Helge Lien is a Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and band leader.
The core of Lien’s work since 1999 has been the Helge Lien Trio, consisting of the classic jazz constellation piano, bass and drums. In 2008 the trio won the Norwegian Grammy for their album Hello Troll, and has achieved international acclaim following nine international album releases, as well as numerous tours and festival performances in Japan, Canada, South Korea, Europe and Scandinavia.
In recent years, Lien has successfully joined forces with Polish violinist Adam Baldych, who released the album ”Adam Baldych & Helge Lien Trio – Bridges” on ACT in 2015.
With their seven albums and thrilling live performances Helge Lien and his band have already earned a large fan base, and when the Helge Lien Trio completed their first tour of Germany on the Berlin Jazz Club A-Trane in 2008, the album Hello Troll was the first Helge Lien Trio release for Ozella Music in Germany.
In addition to his activities as composer and performer, Lien is currently employed as an associate professor in jazz at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo.
The concert was met with great interest. The audience was captivated by his thrilling performance.
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.
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 U.S. musicians Grégoire Maret and Christie Dashiell will perform at International Mugham Center on October 28.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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