Sun, October 15, 2017
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2017-10-15 8:00 pm
Amina Figarova Project at The Falcon
Amina Figarova presents a new project and group, performing her original work.
Composer and pianist Amina Figarova celebrates jazz as an international musical form and New York City as a place where jazz gypsies feel most at home. Figarova wrote a suite of songs for sextet, after moving with her husband and musical partner, flutist Bart Platteau, to NYC from their longtime European base. Her work is infused with heightened expectations, a sense of adventure and fresh perceptions that voluntary emigrés enjoy - as well as the confidence, creative energies and nuanced fulfillment that artists gain from being in the right place at the right time.
Amina hails from Baku, Azerbaijan. Bart is from Belgium. Together they are citizens of the world. They've toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble that concentrates on an all-original repertoire. The Amina Figarova Sextet has triumphed at the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, been invited repeatedly to New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, won critical and audience acclaim in Chicago, Detroit, Paris, Amsterdam — and of course New York. In 2010 they decided to make the daring, big move to the States, and they couldn't be happier.
The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w