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Concerts & Events

Wednesday, March 20, 2019  ·  8:30 PM

Amina Figarova Sextet

Road to the Sun
World Music Wednesday

4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000

World Music Wednesdays

A weekly showcase of world music and dance featuring the best local and touring talent! Most shows are Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM.

Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. TO GUARANTEE YOUR ENTRY MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE EITHER ONLINE OR BY CALLING THE BOX OFFICE AT 773.728.6000. Reservations unclaimed 10 minutes before showtime will be released to waiting patrons.

Azerbaijan-born, globe-trotting composer and pianist Amina Figarova introduces a collection of colorful, compelling new compositions performed by her touring sextet on her new album Road to the Sun.

Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as a child studied to be a classical concert pianist. In the late 1980s she entered Rotterdam Conservatory to pursue jazz, coming to the United States in 1989 to complete her formal education at Boston's Berklee College of Music where she met bandmate (and husband) Bart Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium. In 1998 they were invited to the Thelonious Monk Institute's summer jazz colony in Aspen, and after more than a decade of bookings in major U.S. jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, the couple gained legal immigrant status in 2014. They currently live in Manhattan and tour constantly.

Amina Figarova – piano, Bart Platteau – flutes, Morgan Guerin – bass, T.b.a. – trumpet, Luques Curtis – bass, Brian Richburg Jr. - drums