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European jazz pianist Amina Figarova to play BAC

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Joke Schot/photo providedJazz pianist Amina Figarova will perform Friday at the Brewery Arts Center.
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Amina Figarova, one of the most productive jazz composers and talented jazz piano players from Europe, will perform at 5 p.m. Friday Feb. 27 at the Brewery Arts Center in the Performance Hall.

Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan and now lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She began playing piano and composing at a very early age. She studied as a classical concert pianist at the Baku Conservatory, jazz performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Figarova performs with her own group at many jazz festivals and jazz clubs around the world, such as The North Sea Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Capetown International Jazzfestival, Salvador Bahia Jazz Festival, Brasil, JakArt Festival, Indonesia, Yoshi´s in Oakland, CA, Blue Note jazz club New York, and has given concerts in Israel, Europe, United Arabs Emirates, Mexico, USA, Azerbaijan, and many others.

She recorded her first CD “Attraction” in 1994, beginning her career as both pianist and composer. Her latest of 11 CDs, “Above the Clouds” released in Oct. 2008, weaves a sunny, multi-layered atmosphere with her own deft piano playing accompanied by her band.

For more information on Amina Figarova and her music, go to http://www.aminafigarova.com.

Tickets for Amina Figarova’s performance at the Brewery are $25 for reserved seating. Those who buy tickets before 5 p.m. Friday and get two tickets for the price of one. Call 883-1976 or go to http://www.breweryarts.org.

The Brewery Arts Center is located at 449 W. King Street in Carson City.