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Tigran Hamasyan Performs for International Jazz Day (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

We honestly didn't give a lot of attention to the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's International Jazz Day, spearheaded by UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, on April 30th, but it was kind of a big deal. Performances took place all over the world have have been archived in various locations throughout the jazz internet. Among those performances was our beloved Tigran Hamasyan at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France on the 27th. Video below the jump.

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Tigran Hamasyan on 'Later... with Jools Holland' (Video)

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

Yesterday, while some in North America were shuffling along in their busy days the other side of the pondTigran Hamasyan was performing on the famed Later... with Jools Holland. Tigran blew the doors off his song, "The Spinners", from his much lauded solo album, A Fable (which we here considered one of the best jazz albums of 2011). See for yourself.

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Tigran Hamasyan at Le Poisson Rouge

Rachel Cantrell
Contributing Writer
rachelc [at] thejazzpost [dot] com / @thejazzpost

I went to go see Tigran Hamasyan on a whim. The process of even getting to Le Poisson Rouge on the 7th of October was somewhat of a dream coming from this Los Angeles kid -- the brief subway ride, the twelve-dollar ticket, the band of Columbia and New School college students, all mesmerized by Hamasyan, that accumulated by the end of the night. Which is why, among many other reasons, I’m still pinned to the contrast this city holds to the great amount of effort it usually took me to go see jazz in Los Angeles -- for instance, the necessity to plan often weeks in advance, the need to drive long distances on the freeway. The fact that I was finally able to see Hamasyan at such short notice after several unfulfilled attempts to do so at home is still a fascinating concept to me.

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Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, Yaron Herman Trio and Tigran Hamasyan Solo at la Roque d'Antheron (full concert videos)

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

Three full concert videos from the Festival International de Piano de la Roque d'Anthéron were recently released by Arte. The first is by the Tord Gustavsen Ensemble from their July 26th 2011 concert. The second video is from July 28th and features a performance by the Yaron Herman Trio with Stéphane Kerecki on bass and Tommy Crane on drums. And we cap things off with a solo recital by Tigran Hamasyan filmed July 28th. These videos will only be available for a limited period of time, so enjoy them while you can.

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Tigran Hamasyan and Aratta Rebirth at Souillac en Jazz

seb.
Co-Founder
s.helary [at] nextbop.com

Here's a video of the concert piano phenom Tigran Hamasyan gave with his quintet Aratta Rebirth (Areni: vocals, Ben Wendel: sax, Sam Minaie: bass & Ted Poor: drums) last July at Souillac en Jazz. 1 hour and 40 minutes of epicness. Enjoy!