Club Sessions
- Bennetts Lane

Tigran Hamasyan: An Ancient Observer

 

Armenia

 

Date

Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June at 9.30pm

Doors open at 9.00pm

Price

Seated: $55 / $50 concession

Standing: $50 / $45 concession

including all booking fees

Venue

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
Scheduled to open at 136 Flinders Lane in 2017

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club
Scheduled to open at 136 Flinders Lane in 2017
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Armenian pianist, vocalist and songwriter Tigran Hamasyan is one of the most stunning talents to emerge on the international jazz scene in decades.

Winning the 2003 Montreux Jazz Festival piano competition at just 16 years old, and the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition three years later, Hamaysan has seven critically acclaimed albums and a string of rapturous receptions at festivals world-wide to his name. In 2016 he was named International Instrumentalist of the Year (Piano) at the ECHO Jazz Awards.

He brings his virtuosic blend of jazz, rock, electronica, poetry and Armenian folk tradition to Australia for the first time, performing works from his new solo album - An Ancient Observer - in a must-see performance at the new Bennetts Lane Jazz Club.

Further
Information

About An Ancient Observer:

An Ancient Observer is a collection of new original compositions written over the course of the last three to four years—two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some of the pieces are through composed and completely written out while others are through composed but with ample space for Tigran to improvise. Many include vocals layered into the mix.

Like most of his recordings, the influences of the music are manifold, ranging from classical Baroque dance to J-Dilla-esque hip-hop grooves adapted to piano to a few tracks with pedals connected to a synthesizer—though the Armenian influence, which makes his music so uniquely outstanding, is prominent.

Personnel

Tigran Hamasyan
piano, vocals

Further
Information

About An Ancient Observer:

An Ancient Observer is a collection of new original compositions written over the course of the last three to four years—two of which are based on Armenian melodies. Some of the pieces are through composed and completely written out while others are through composed but with ample space for Tigran to improvise. Many include vocals layered into the mix.

Like most of his recordings, the influences of the music are manifold, ranging from classical Baroque dance to J-Dilla-esque hip-hop grooves adapted to piano to a few tracks with pedals connected to a synthesizer—though the Armenian influence, which makes his music so uniquely outstanding, is prominent.