(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 6. A concert named
'My Mother. Old City. Caspian Sea' dedicated to the Remembrance Day
of the world-famous Azerbaijani musician, jazz legend Vagif
Mustafazadeh will be held at the Heydar Aliyev Center on December
Mustafazadeh, who was born in the Old City in Baku, located on
the Caspian coast, always said, speaking about the reasons for his
creative success, 'because there was the mother, the Old City and
Famous representatives of Azerbaijani jazz and mugham music will
perform Mustafazadeh's creations.
Born in 1940, outstanding composer, pianist, founder of the
jazz-mugham style, Honored Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR, laureate
of the State Prize Vagif Mustafazadeh received his first musical
education at music school, where his mother Zivar Aliyeva
In 1957-1963, he continued his education at the music school
named after Asaf Zeynalli. In 1964 he entered the Azerbaijan State
Conservatoire named after Uzeyir Hajibayli. In 1965 he was invited
to Tbilisi as the musical director of the famous 'Orero' ensemble,
and in the same year he created the 'Caucasus' jazz trio at Georgia
Philharmonic. In 1967 he attended the International Jazz Festival
In 1970 he created the 'Leyli' vocal quartet, and in 1971 –
'Sevil' vocal- instrumental ensemble under the State Radio.
In 1977 he became a laureate of the jazz festival in Donetsk,
and in 1978 he was awarded the title of laureate and best pianist
at the jazz festival in Tbilisi. In 1979, he took first place as
the best composer at the International Competition of Jazz
Composers in Monaco for his composition 'Waiting for Aziza' and won
the 'White Grand Piano' award.
In the same year, he was awarded the honorary title of Honored
Artist of Azerbaijan.
Mustafazadeh combined Azerbaijani mughams with traditional jazz
technique, creating a synthesis of mugham and jazz. Similar
innovations made by him in Azerbaijani music still relevant, and
many musicians use in their performances the synthesis of jazz and
mugham created by the composer.
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