Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Jazz pianist Amina Figarova will perform a combination of free improvisation, jazz standards, and original compositions from her albums Night Train, Blue Whisper, September Suite, and Come Escape With Me.
$25 General Admission
Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as a child studied to be a classical concert pianist. In 1990, she entered Rotterdam Conservatory (where she met Bart Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium) to pursue jazz, coming to the United States in 1992 to complete her formal education at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. 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 2013. They currently live in Manhattan and tour constantly. The compositions “Pictures” and “The Traveler” were commissioned by Jazz at 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.