Amina Figarova Sextet

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Classically trained in her native Azerbaijan, PIANIST AMINA FIGAROVA makes her first Jazz Series appearance in more than five years, again leading her entertaining, engaging and original sounding sextet, which includes BART PLATTEAU,. Her Belgian-native flautist-husband. Joining them on the bandstand for the performance are 

Now longtime New Yorkers, the two musicians collaborate with – as they do tonight – a wide array of equally accomplished colleagues. During the past three decades Figarova & Platteau have toured the world many times over as well as appearing at numerous top-shelf American venues and festivals. No matter the location, Figarova delivers concerts filled with mostly all-original material that is arranged in nearly flawless fashion for her sextet.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

"Jazz in the District"

First Baptist Church

Doors: 6 | Start: 7
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Amina Figarova Sextet

Amina Figarova: Piano
Bart Platteau: Flute
Wayne Escoffery: Tenor & Soprano Saxophone
Alonzo Demetrius: Trumpet
Philip Norris: Bass
Rudy Royston: Drums

“Among the most important composers to come into jazz in the new millennium” 

- JazzTimes

Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. 

- Stereophile Magazine



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