Baku Academy of Music holds conference on jazz music [PHOTO]


November 3, 2021 11:50 am (UTC + 04:00 am)

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By Laman Ismayilova

The Baku Academy of Music (BMA) organized a scientific and creative conference as part of the Jazzery Voices project.

The rector of the Baku Academy of Music, folk artist Farhad Badalbeyli, welcomed the conference participants, Azertag reported.

Musicologist Natavan Huseynova (Netherlands) and jazz musician Irina Ebralidze (Georgia) virtually joined the meeting.

Badalbeyli praised the Jazzery Voices project, noting the latest achievements of acclaimed jazz musicians Emin Afrasiyab, Isfar Sarabski, Etibar Asadli and others.

Irina Ebralidze discussed some aspects of vocal jazz studies, while Natavan Huseynova gave an overview of Azerbaijani jazz in the first half of the 20th century.

Then the professor of Baku Academy of Music, Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, Lala Rzayeva, presented a report on “jazz pianism”, while Doctor of Philosophy in Art History Aybaniz Novrasli discussed Azerbaijani ethno-jazz trends.

Musicologist, publicist, actress Fariza Babayeva reported on the problems of Azerbaijani jazz art, Baku Academy of Music graduate Jamila Amirova spoke about modern Azerbaijani jazz pianists, doctor of philosophy in history of the art, jazz researcher Turan Mammadliyeva discussed some issues of jazz management in Azerbaijan.

The conference was followed by a performance by international jazz festival winner Elbay Mammadzade. The musician performed a musical piece “Illustration”.

In particular, the Jazzery Voices project offers concerts by professional and young jazz musicians, a conference, a research seminar, master classes and much more.

Initiated by the Ministry of Culture, the large-scale project is scheduled for the 100th centenary of the Baku Academy of Music.

For many years, BMA has successfully promoted the rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijan. Since its inception, the Baku Academy of Music has trained many generations of world-famous musicians.

With a rich history spanning 100 years, Baku Academy of Music provides high quality education to many young talents.

Since 1991, the eminent pianist and composer Farhad Badalbeyli has been Rector of the Baku Academy of Music.

The Academy also organizes a number of concerts with the participation of world-famous musicians.

Meanwhile, the final “Jazz Said Victory” concert will be held at the International Mugham Center on November 6th.

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