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AMINA FIGAROVA celebrates 20 years of her Sextet with the release of her album "ROAD to the Sun"

AMINA FIGAROVA
Celebrates 20 Years Of Her Sextet
With The Release Of Her New Album
Two Nights at
The Jazz Standard in NYC
November 13-14, 2018

"Road to the Sun"

In 1998, having a blast playing with a big band made up of students from Thelonius Monk's Institute of Jazz, outdoors, surrounded by the gorgeous mountains of Aspen Snow Mass, I was thinking how much I wanted to create a smaller band that would have the same power of a big band, but with so much more room in it for each musician to shine.

Little did I know this was the beginning of a beautiful journey, one that continues to this day, in which every concert, every recording is another beginning, another thrill, another joy.I conceived of the band as a septet 20 years ago, and later refined it to a sextet in 2005. And many of the most incredible musicians in the world have been a part of this band and of my band family. It is so much fun writing for them, trying out different directions, different unknowns; this continuous journey an exquisite adventure: enlightening, illuminating, beautiful, easy and challenging at the same time.
Amina Figarova

NYC ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
AT THE JAZZ STANDARD, NOVEMBER 13 AND 14, 2018
Tuesday Nov. 13: AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET
Sets at 7.30 and 9.30 pm
http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20181113

Amina Figarova - piano; Bart Platteau - Flute; Alex Pope Norris - trumpet; Wayne Escoffery - tenor, soprano sax; Luques Curtis - bass; Brian Richburg JR - drums

Wednesday Nov. 14: AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET PLUS strings
Sets at 7.30 and 9.30 pm
http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20181114

Amina Figarova - piano; Bart Platteau - Flute; Alex Pope Norris - trumpet; Marc Mommaas - tenorsax; Luques Curtis - bass; Brian Richburg JR - drums; Sara Caswell - violin; Lois Martin - viola; Mariel Roberts - cello



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