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Amina Figarova

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Amina Figarova is without doubt one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players from Europe. Now living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Amina started playing piano and composing at a very early age. She studied as a classical concert pianist at the Baku Conservatory, jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Amina performs with her own group at many jazz festivals and jazz clubs around the world, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Capetown International Jazzfestival, Salvador Bahia Jazz Festival, Brasil, JakArt Festival, Indonesia, Yoshi's in Oakland, CA, Blue Note jazz club New York, and has given concerts in Israel, Europe, United Arabs Emirates, Mexico, USA, Azerbaijan, and many others. Recorded her first CD "Attraction" in 1994, a start of a wonderful career as pianist and composer, a CD with all compositions and arrangements of Amina, almost all the music on her CDs are composed by herself.

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Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by AAJ Staff


All About Jazz is honoring The Fab Four in the year of the 60th anniversary of the release of their first album (Please Please Me). This collective tribute was originally published in September 2009--as a living document, we'll add more quotes & stories over time (see how-to in comments section). We also compiled a companion playlist ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Winter JazzFest and a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns

Read "New Releases, Winter JazzFest and a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes a preview of some of the women artists appearing at the Winter Jazz Fest, new releases from Amina Figarova, the 3D Jazz Trio, a tribute to the music of Irene Higginbotham by Christy Bennett's Fumee plus a single from songwriter Tracey Yarad, with birthday shoutouts to Capricorns Melba Liston, Chelsea McBride, Michelle Walker, ...

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Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More

Read "Another Simple Sunday - New Releases, Part 2 of Favorite 2022 Recordings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast continues to celebrate 2023 with new releases from Lisa Hilton, Richie Goods & Chien Chien Lu, birthday shoutouts to Jazz Capricorns Anat Cohen and Myra Melford, plus Part 2 of some favorite releases of 2022. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic ...

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Joy

Label: Amfi Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Joy; October Phantasy; Green Blues; Morning Dew; Ruby at Play; Suddenly Stars are Falling from the Sky; Road Ahead; Only Peace Liberates; Getting There; Muse.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Tis The Season - New Releases and Jazz Holiday Fare

Read "Tis The Season - New Releases and Jazz Holiday Fare" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast is full of jazz holiday fare, with new Christmas releases from Jonathan Karrant, Jane Monheit and Lyn Stanley, as well as the latest from Houston Person, Nicholas Payton, Nadje Noordhuis and The String Queens, plus birthday shoutouts to Amina Figarova, Ethel Ennis, Fay Claassen, Melissa Aldana, Cassandra Wilson and Beth McKenna, among others. Thanks ...

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Mischief Night - New Releases, Jazz Scorpios and More New Standards By Women

Read "Mischief Night - New Releases, Jazz Scorpios and More New Standards By Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Richard Baratta, Diana Panton, Kerry Politzer, Tawanda, Carmen Lundy, JD Allen and Roberta Donnay, with birthday shoutouts to Andy Bey, Magos Herrera, Allison Miller, Amanda Monaco and Jay Clayton, among others. Also Part 5 of selections from Terri Lyne Carrington's New Standards 101 Lead Sheets by Women featuring compositions by ...

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Article: Album Review

Amina Figarova: Joy

Read "Joy" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Pianist Amina Figarova released an album in 2005 that was about as far away from the theme of “joy" as could be. September Suite (Munich Records) explored the deadly events of September 11, 2001 (she was in New York at the time; she experienced it). It is an album that she called: “An Ode to Mourning ...

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Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers

Read "Here It Is - Fall Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Laura Nyro, Fran Landesman Plus More New Standards By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Abbie Finn, Eliane Elias, Sara Gazarek, Robin Bramlett, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Ronnie Cuber with the WDR Big Band, Lia Booth plus a new Leonard Cohen tribute, with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Jane Bunnett, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro, and Beat poet Fran Landesman, among others. Also Part 4 of ...

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey Plus Part 3 Of Selections From New Standards 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Foremothers Nellie Lutcher, Victoria Spivey Plus Part 3 Of Selections From New Standards 101 Lead Sheets By Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Nica Carrington, Judith Owen and Ted Kooshian, with birthday shoutouts to foremothers Nellie Lutcher and Victoria Spivey, vocalists Freddy Cole, Amy London and Nancy Kelly, among others. Also Part 3 of selections from Terri Lyne Carrington's book New Standards 101 Lead Sheets by Women Composers featuring music by Mimi Jones, ...


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