Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan’s unique voice combines the influence of folk music from his home country of Armenia with the rich tradition of jazz improvisation.
Hamasyan’s distinctive approach is marked by an exploration of odd meter time signatures, and influence from a variety of genres ranging from Baroque to metal.
This online interview is free and open to the public and will focus on Hamasyan’s life, compositional process, and more. Zoom Link Passcode: ccja
Interviews are curated by Conservatory for the Jazz Arts faculty and staff member Camilla Vaitaitis; and include incredible interviews with jazz musicians and industry professionals (Instagram Live), CCJA Masterminds workshops over Zoom (free – suggested donation), and the CCJA Jazz Book Club on the last Sunday of the month.
CCJA is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to creatively express themselves through the language of America’s art form – jazz.