AMINA: 2014, 2015 and 2016Downbeat Critics Poll: Rising Star Composers
"...Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova's compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11..." by Thomas Conrad for Stereophile Magazine
Downbeat review from our Lake George Jazz festival: downbeat.com
Photo by Emmanuel Mohlamme
NEW ALBUM AMINA: " BLUE WHISPER"
THE CD is OUT!
Personnel on the CD: Amina Figarova-piano; Bart Platteau - flutes; Alex Pope Norris and Ernie Hammes - trumpet; Marc Mommaas and Wayne Escoffery - tenorsax; Luques Curtis and Yasushi Nakamura - bass; Jason Brown - drums; Anthony Wilson - guitar; Sarah Elisabeth Charles - vocals.
"HEAR MY VOICE" free download of this track, in the awake of the Paris Attacks:
"Blue Whisper Makes a Strong, Uplifting Statement", by George Halas for: new.scenenewspaper.com