Tigran Hamasyan Trio
Join us for a night of groundbreaking jazz performed by the acclaimed Tigran Hamasyan Trio. Led by pianist Tigran Hamasyan, the Trio brings an energetic, masterful marriage of jazz improvisation and the storied music of Tigran’s native Armenia to the RØDE House stage as part of their North American tour in support of his recent album StandArt released on Nonesuch Records. From innovative reimaginings of jazz standards to the electric joy of live jam sessions, this is not an experience any music lover should miss.
“Armenian-born, US-resident Tigran Hamasyan is a pianist and composer of rare distinction.”
“Hamasyan is shining his own unique light on his homeland’s ancient traditions.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tigran Hamasyan, Piano
Matt Brewer, Bass
Jeremy Dutton, Drums
If there’s a downside to the new versions of Great American Songbook tunes released by singers and jazz instrumentalists each year, it’s the shared sense that the songs themselves are hallowed. Untouchable. As though anyone covering “Laura” or “Body and Soul” signed a non-aggression pact, vowing to tread lightly through the essential elements of the songs.
What transpires on StandArt, Tigran Hamasyan’s first collection of songs associated with the Great American Songbook, is something entirely different. The enduring familiar melodies of “Laura” and the jam-session warhorse “All the Things You Are” are there, rendered with great spirit. But just about every other facet of the music undergoes vivid, sometimes startling reimagining.
HEALTH POLICY + ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
We continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and government health guidance. As of now, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and masking are not required to attend this show. However, by purchasing tickets to this event, you agree to abide by safety protocols in effect at the time of the event, which may include wearing face covering, providing proof of vaccination status, and/or proof of negative COVID-19 test. Please monitor our website for updates; protocols are subject to change.