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Amina Figarova Quintet

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 6:30 PM at Gordon Hall



Including 5 PM dinner at the Falls Village Inn, a Litchfield County landmark—Classic American comfort fare, seasonal—and 6:30 PM Twilight Concert at Music Mountain. Must be purchased by 3 PM on Friday prior to concert.

Amina Figarova

Amina Figarova Quintet

Pianist Amina Figarova has been presented at Newport Jazz, New Orleans Jazz, and halls in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam and New York. Her original compositions draw from a rich background, which includes her native Azerbaijan, and jazz collaborations in Holland and the US.

Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as a child studied to be a classical concert pianist. In the late 1980s she entered Rotterdam Conservatory to pursue jazz, coming to the United State in 1989 to complete her formal education at Boston's Berklee College of Music (where she met Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium). In 1998 they were invited to the Thelonious Monk Institute's summer jazz colony in Aspen, and after more than a decade of bookings in major U.S. jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, the couple gained legal immigrant status in 2014. They currently live in Manhattan, and tour constantly.

The compositions "Pictures" and "The Traveler" were commissioned by Jazz from Lincoln Center for its 2014-15 New Jazz Standards series. Blue Whisper is Figarova's second album, after Twelve, on In + Out Records, an independent label based in Freiberg, Germany.

"Figarova guides, leads, instructs and persuades through her warm piano musings as well as her ebullient charts. This one’s a joy!"
— Jazz Weekly