Baku to host jazz evening

19 November 2013 13:19 (UTC+04:00)

By Sabina Idayatova

Baku Jazz Center will host a concert program with the participation of famous Azerbaijani jazz musicians.

The concert will be held on November 20.

Azerbaijan`s honored artist Isfar Sarabski (piano), Ruslan Huseynov (bass-guitar), Elvin Bashirov (drum) as well as Diana Hajiyeva (vocals) and others are among the performers.

Baku Jazz Center was created to develop and support jazz culture in Azerbaijan.

Jazz is a highly appreciated music genre in Azerbaijan. Annual international jazz festivals have been held in the capital Baku since 2002.

Azerbaijan has its own jazz history founded by Vagif Mustafazadeh. Mustafazadeh managed to make jazz native to Azerbaijan when he created a new kind of jazz, a fusion of jazz with a form of indigenous Azerbaijani music, mugham.