By Laman Ismayilova
The Baku International Jazz Festival has started at ADA
University, Azernews reports.
Rector of the ADA University Professor Hafiz Pashayev, Culture
Minister Anar Karimov, Brazilian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Manuel
Adalberto Carlos Montenegro Lopes da Cruz, the festival’s artistic
director, Honored Artist saxophonist Rain Sultanov announced the
opening of the Baku Jazz Festival 2022.
In their remarks, they stressed the great role of jazz in the
country’s musical culture and drew attention to the exchange of
jazz traditions with world-class musicians for the promotion of
Speaking at the opening ceremony, ADA University Rector Hafiz
Pashayev emphasized that it is a great honor to open the
traditional jazz festival for the first time at ADA University.
Culture Minister Anar Karimov said that the Baku Jazz Festival
has become a wonderful tradition. He thanked Rector Hafiz Pashayev
for holding the festival’s opening ceremony at ADA University.
The minister also touched upon I am Jazzman International
Contest of Young performers.
Around 63 musicians applied for participation in the contest,
which became a record since the founding of this competition.
The opening ceremony was followed by a spectacular concert where
Grammy Award winner Gregory Maret (Switzerland) performed together
with Azerbaijani musicians, including young pianist Elbay
Over the past decade, Gregory Maret has become a unique and
compelling voice in a wide spectrum of the contemporary jazz
He has successfully collaborated with world-class musicians like
Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, Marcus Miller.
The guests of the Baku Jazz Festival also enjoyed an incendiary
program by the Brazilian singer Heloisa Lourenco. Her incendiary
performance did not leave anyone indifferent.
The musical evening gave a start to one of the country’s major
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