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#1 Yervant1

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:08 AM

FUSING ARMENIAN MUSIC WITH IMPROVISATION

Kentish Gazette
October 25, 2012
UK

THE past year has been a rollercoaster for young Armenian pianist
Tigran.

He released his solo album A Fable, performed his debut concert at the
Queen Elizabeth Hall with master percussionist Trilok Gurtu, recorded
sessions for Radio 1's Gilles Peterson Show and Jamie Cullum's Radio 2
show and also made his debut television appearance on Later With Jools.

Now he is stopping off in Canterbury on his latest tour, performing
at the Gulbenkian Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 3.

A solo pianist, his music has made an impact, fired by his passion
and potent jazz improvisation, fused with the rich music of his native
Armenia. The joy and energy of his live shows have garnered him fans
among the public and musicians alike.

Born in Armenia in 1987, Tigran grew up in a household that was full
of music. By the time he was three he was figuring out songs on piano
by the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Queen.

When he was 16 his parents moved to Los Angeles to give their two
children (Tigran's sister is a painter and sculptor) better artistic
opportunities. Soon he began to win a series of piano competitions and
make contact with LA jazz musicians such as Alphonso Johnson and Alan
Pasqua and gigging with saxophonist Ben Wendel and drummer Nate Wood,
who continue to play with him today.

Tickets for the Gulbenkian concert are £18 from the box office.

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