Date(s) - 12/06/2013
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Porgy & Bess Jazz Club
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“A mature and great and rich and deep artist“ – Chick Corea
Tigran Hamasyan Quintet
- Tigran Hamasyan – piano, vocals
- Areni Agbabian – vocals
- Sam Mianie – bass
- Ben Wendel – saxophone
- Nate Wood – drums
Tigran Hamasyan is a young musician born 1987 in Armenia. In 2003, Tigran moved with his family to Los Angeles, California. He began playing piano at the age of 3. Since the age of 13, he has played in European festivals. His reputation has steadily grown with every performance.
He has won prestigious piano competitions, most notably, the 2006 Thelonious Monk jazz piano competition under supervision of Herbie Hancock. He has earned serious recognition with 4 albums and hundreds of concerts all around the world (Montreux, Montreal, North Sea, Juan Les Pins, Marciac, London Jazz Festival, Winter Festival in NY). Recently, Tigran was named the winner of the 2013 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Contemporary Music.
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