We are excited to present a fantastic NYJW quarterly workshop run by pianist Amina Figarova for the Jazz Rhythm Section! This is the perfect setting to learn and perform in the quintessential piano trio instrumentation, following in the footsteps of iconic trios like Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, and more. The sessions will be held at Amina’s studio and space is available for pianists, guitarists, bassists and drummers. To learn more and sign up for the first session, please reply to this email.
About Amina Figarova:
“…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. Figarova’s compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11…” by Thomas Conrad for Stereophile Magazine
Amina Figarova is a quite phenomenal Azerbajan born, New York based pianist and stunning composer. Her sextet is fast developing a huge reputation on the international scene. Amina has toured extensively, developing a tightknit ensemble that, despite inevitable personnel changes, has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice by concentrating on alloriginal repertoire for almost 18 years. During that period, having collaborated with musicians residing in both the U.S. and Europe and having built up a circuit of welcoming venues, 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. Read more
Date: Saturday, Dec 16
Location: Amina’s studio in Harlem