Society / Liban
Tigran Hamasyan at Liban Jazz
babelmed - 14/03/2009
More than 20 internationaly known bands have been brought to Lebanon through Liban Jazz : Anouar Brahem, Liz McComb, Archie Shepp, Dhafer Youssef and many others...
The aim of Liban Jazz is to bring all forms of jazz to the country, from the most modern and contemporary to legends of past days, and to have them perform in some of the most prestigious locations in Lebanon.
Since 2006, Liban Jazz has presented 10 concerts at MusicHall, starting with the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa to the french trompettist Erik Truffaz more recently.
Liban Jazz is now also the first Jazz Artists agency in the Middle-East.
Tigran Hamasyan is without any doubt the future of jazz..The 21-year-old Armenian pianist enjoyed great success at the Montreux, Marciac and Montreal Festivals in 2007 and 2008. At the age of 20, he won the most prestigious Piano award, the Grand Prize of the Festival de La Défense. Over the course of barely three years, Tigran released three records which received unanimous praise from critics. His latest album, released in February 2009, was awarded the CHOC JazzMann, as one of the 20 best records of the year. Tigran Hamasyan's career is watched over by an illustrious godfather... Herbie Hancock, no less. His music is influenced in equal part by American jazz and traditional Armenian folk.
An absolute must-see from Liban Jazz !
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