The full program of the Third International Yerevan Jazz Festival. This time, the organizers refused to build the program in the style of “all days in a row.” Concerts will be held at intervals of one or two days, because purely physically, a jazz lover finds it difficult to attend concerts, even the most famous and beloved performers, three or four evenings in a row.
According to the tradition, Yerevan festivals are dedicated to one of the Armenians who made a significant contribution to the development of world jazz music. This Festival is dedicated to the family firm Ziljyan, which produces plates for percussion instruments.
So, on the first day, October 26 on the stage of the Sports and Concert Complex named after. K. Demirchyan will perform with his team a legendary musician and composer, multiple winner of GRAMMY award Markus Miller.
The next day of the Festival is October 29th. In the Great Hall of the Philharmonic Hall named after A.Khachaturian the Armenian Jazz Orchestra of Armenia, Armen Usnunets, with his guests – pianist Levon Malkhasyan (Armenia), saxophonist Igor Butman (Russia), pianist Tigran Lalayan (Artsakh) and saxophonist Alexis Avakian (France).
On October 30, the festival will leave for the second city of Armenia, its original cultural capital – Gyumri, where the performance of a group of jazzmen will be held in the Gyumri State Drama Theater. V.Ajemyan.
On November 1, the quintet of pianist Vahagn Hayrapetyan and French saxophonist Alexis Avakyan, performer on the harmonica Artak Nersisyan, as well as singer Marina Hakobyan and Polish vocalist and guitarist Paco Sar will play in the Great Hall of the Philharmonic Society named after A.Khachaturyan.
Well, finally, on November 3, at the concert-closing of the Festival, another world jazz star will show his skills to Yerevan jazz fans: a Cuban jazz pianist and composer, Grammy Award winner Gonzalo Rubbalcaba.
Expect more guests, negotiations with which are still being conducted.
The Yerevan Jazz Festival is held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Karen Karapetyan.