11 June 2018 16:48 (UTC+04:00)
By Laman Ismayilova
Baku Summer Jazz Days came to an end on June 8, after five days of hosting spectacular music performances.
Addressing the event, French Ambassador to Azerbaijan Aurelia Bouchez said that new international project promotes the rapprochement of cultures of peoples and countries.
The host of the evening, radio and TV presenter Rahib Azeri spoke about the traditions of jazz in Azerbaijan.
The festival closed with spectacular concert of renowned French musicians- Jacky Terrasson (Piano) and Stephane Belmondo (trumpet) with their new project titled TERRAMONDO (Mother).
The musicians appeared on the stage of International Mugham Center and wowed the audience with their performance.
The main secret of their success is that they have been friends for over thirty years, and during this time the musical and emotional harmony of two souls and hearts has won jazz fans at their more than 150 concerts in more than 20 countries around the world.
Jacky Terrasson (Piano) and Stephane Belmondo (trumpet) mesmerized spectators with their extraordinary talent.
Moreover, Terramondo project is dedicated to all mothers of the world, as well as to women who replaced the mother.
Baku Summer Jazz Days presented a lot of pleasant surprises for its guests. Five concerts with musicians from different countries were organized as part of the project.
New jazz project was held by the producer agency Premier Art Management with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The first day of Baku Summer Jazz Days was marked by the performance of Israeli guests- one of the most widely discussed trumpeter Avishai Cohen and his quartet, which includes the most talented musicians Jonathan Avishai (piano), Barak Mori (bass) and Ziv Ravitz (drums).
International Mugham Center hosted a concert of national pianist Elchin Shirinov and a trio of famous Hungarian jazzmen of Andras Des (percussion), Marton Fenyvesi (electric & acoustic guitar), and Matyas Szandai (Double bass) on June 5. This is an international jazz project that was repeatedly demonstrated at foreign festivals.
American funk bass player and singer Nik West gave a concert on June 7.
The foyer of the International Mugham Center showcased an exhibition of young Azerbaijani artists who were inspired by the jazz music.
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